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CHARLESTON, West Virginia -

The former HealthNet accountant accused of embezzling more than $57,000 will spend time behind bars. 

Meredith Collier was sentenced Thursday to between one and three years behind bars for her part in writing checks to family and friends.

Collier pleaded guilty to writing a number of checks to her husband, John Collier, and friend Tina Vance and her husband. Over an eight month period, Collier made company checks out in amounts, in some cases higher than $1,200. 

Vance testified that the checks were taken to Wal-Mart to be cashed and the money was handed back to Collier. 

Meredith Collier and Vance were sentenced to time behind bars. John Collier was sentenced to probation.