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OCEAN CITY - A housing authority leader in South Jersey has been terminated following her guilty plea on charges of embezzling federal funds.

Alesia Watson, the now-former executive director of the Ocean City Housing Authority, was terminated by a unanimous vote by the board of the Ocean City Housing Authority.

The Press of Atlantic City reports Watson was accused of using two housing authority credit cards to buy 69 gift cards for personal use. She had signed a plea agreement in January, but had never informed her employers of the federal investigation. She had not been to work since May 8 when she pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Camden.

Watson faces up to a year in prison and a $100,000 fine when she is sentenced in August.

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