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Former New Britain Accountant Sentenced In Serial Embezzlements

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File photo of a gavel (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

File photo of a gavel (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) _ A former New Britain accountant has been sentenced to at least eight years in prison for embezzling more than $500,000 from an elderly woman, a church, and a non-profit music group.

Sixty-five-year-old Alan Jonas was sentenced Tuesday in New Britain Superior Court to 12 years in prison, to be suspended after eight years served, followed by five years of probation. He pleaded guilty earlier to three counts of first-degree larceny. The judge ordered Jonas to pay restitution in an amount still to be determined.

Prosecutors said the certified public accountant embezzled nearly $400,000 from the First Baptist Church in Southington church between 2004 and 2008. He also was accused of stealing $72,000 from an 82-year-old Alzheimer’s patient in 2009 and 2010, and about $35,000 from the music group between 2007 and 2010.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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