BRIGHAM CITY, Utah (AP) — The former executive director of the Brigham City Chamber of Commerce will spend six months in jail for stealing more than $125,000 from the organization.

Cindy Monson-Litchford, 31, also was ordered to make a public apology.

Monson-Litchford, 31, pleaded guilty last year to communications fraud.

More than $125,000 was stolen between January 1997 and March 2002, according to a court records. The financial discrepancies were discovered about the same time Monson-Litchford was fired, an affidavit states.

Monson-Litchford began working for the chamber Oct. 15, 1997, the same day probation officer Brent Craven recommended she be released from probation for attempted theft.

She had pleaded guilty in 1995 to attempted theft from Linda's Furniture in Salt Lake City, where she had been a bookkeeper.