Ex-Food Network competitor avoids jail time after admitting to embezzling over ...

Ex-Food Network competitor avoids jail time after admitting to embezzling over $10K while serving as executive chef at a Mississippi yacht club Stacie Meehan 'Cheffy' Vande Wetering, 47, has been sentenced to a three-year pre-trial diversion program after admitting to embezzling from her old bosses Vande Wetering, who competed on Food Network's 'Guy's Grocery Games' and 'Beat Bobby Flay' shows, stole $10,319 over eight months in 2017 in Mississippi If she complies with all terms of her program, she'll avoid a felony conviction  Prior to coming to Mississippi, Vande Wetering had amassed an impressive resume, working for 20 years in Atlanta and two years in New York City At one point she also owned and oversaw her own spot in Alabama

By Stephanie Haney For Dailymail.com and Associated Press

Published: 14:54 BST, 1 April 2019 | Updated: 14:54 BST, 1 April 2019

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A Mississippi chef who competed on two Food Network shows and admitted to embezzling $10,000 from a former employer has been ordered into a three-year pre-trial diversion program.

The sentence means that 47-year-old Stacie Meehan Vande Wetering could avoid a felony record if she complies with the program's requirements, which include drug and alcohol testing.

Vande Wetering, who is also known as 'Cheffy' and previously competed on the Food Network's 'Guy's Grocery Games' (hosted by Guy Fieri) and 'Beat Bobby Flay' shows, admitted to embezzling from a local yacht club while in court last week, according to the Sun Herald of Biloxi.

The chef was also ordered last week to pay back the $10,319 in embezzled funds, along with other fines. 

Mississippi chef Stacie Meehan Vande Wetering, 47 (pictured), who competed on two Food Network shows will avoid jail time despite admitting to embezzling $10,319 from a former employer

Vande Wetering (pictured), who is also known as 'Cheffy' and previously competed on the Food Network's 'Guy's Grocery Games' and 'Beat Bobby Flay' shows, admitted to embezzling $10,319 from Pascagoula's Singing River Yacht Club while in court last week. Vande Wetering is pictured in a promotional image from her time on 'Beat Bobby Flay'

Mississippi chef Stacie Meehan Vande Wetering, 47, who competed on Food Network's 'Guy's Grocery Games' and 'Beat Bobby Flay' will avoid jail time despite admitting to embezzling $10,319 from Pascagoula's Singing River Yacht Club while in court last week. Vande Wetering is

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