Published: Sep 01, 2010 3:59 PM EDT
Updated: Sep 01, 2010 1:00 PM EDT

MIAMI, Fla. (AP) - The wife of Monroe County Schools' former superintendent has been sentenced to eight years in prison for stealing from the district.

A judge sentenced 42-year-old Monique Acevedo Tuesday, after she pleaded guilty to stealing $413,000 while she was the adult education coordinator. She must also pay restitution for the entire amount she stole from 2006 to 2009.

Acevedo's attorney had asked for leniency, citing a previously undetected bipolar disorder and an addiction to prescription painkillers. But the judge said Acevedo still should have known it was wrong to steal.

Acevedo's husband, Randy Acevedo, was sentenced last year to three years probation for covering up the wife's crime. He was also removed from his position as superintendent.