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Kaliman sentenced for exploitation

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The former Financial Coordinator of Mission Mountain Enterprises, Jessica Lynn Kaliman, 39, of Clayton, Washington, was committed to the state Department of Corrections for three years with all but one day jail time already served suspended. Kaliman had entered a plea of guilty at District Court in Polson on Aug. 16 to one count of exploitation of an elder or disabled person.

According to charging documents, Kaliman became Financial Coordinator at MME June 27, 2017. Among other services, MME manages funds for people who are incapacitated or developmentally disabled. As the Financial Coordinator, Kaliman was responsible for managing funds of MME’s residents and was in charge of ordering any goods they might need. Alongside the orders needed by the residents, Kaliman allegedly purchased $1,895.13 worth of goods for herself through Amazon and Harvest Foods from the residents' funds. Kaliman was fired Feb. 9.

In addition to the suspended sentence, District Judge Kim Christopher ordered Kaliman to pay restitution in the amount of $2,167.52.


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