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7 days for former D.C. firefighter

A former D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services firefighter was sentenced to seven days in jail Wednesday for diverting $3,610 in payments for government CPR training services to herself.

D.C. Superior Court Judge Anthony C. Epstein also ordered Natalie Overton-Williams, 41, of Capitol Heights, to repay the funds she diverted between January and August 2008.

She was charged with a misdemeanor charge of first-degree fraud.

Prosecutors say Overton-Williams acknowledged obtaining the money from five organizations and one individual for the CPR classes.

Keith Alexander covers crime, specifically D.C. Superior Court cases for The Washington Post. He has covered dozens of crime stories from Banita Jacks, the Washington woman charged with killing her four daughters, to the murder trial of slain federal intern Chandra Levy.


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