Woman Pleads Guilty To Charges Related To Alleyfest

A Longview woman has plead guilty on charges of forgery in connection with missing funds from an annual Longview festival. 33 year old Casey Dirksen, the former executive director of the "100 Acres Of Heritage" in Longview, plead guilty Wednesday to forgery in connection with "Alleyfest" bank accounts.
  Over 75-hundred dollars could not be accounted for over a several month investigation.      
  Prosecutors say Dirksen improperly withdrew cash, wrote checks for cash and forged signatures.  
  She has been sentenced to two years probation and has paid back 3-thousand dollars, but must pay restitution on over 45-hundred dollars more.

Bob Hallmark, reporting.