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Former New York archdiocesan official given 4.5-year sentence for embezzling $1 million

CWN - October 11, 2012

A former finance officer of the New York archdiocese has been sentenced to a 4.5-year prison term after pleading guilty to embezzlement.

Anita Collins was sentenced after admitting that she had taken over $1 million from the archdiocese. Judge Lewis Bart Stone described the crime as “outrageous.”

In addition to her prison term, Collins is obligated to repay the archdiocese. But she has testified that most of the money has already been spent, and she lacks the means to provide recompense. A valuable collection of dolls, which she purchased with the stolen funds, will be auctioned, with the proceeds going to the archdiocese to repay at least a fraction of the debt.

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