Ex-NY Archdiocese Clerk Gets Prison for $1M Theft

Anita Collins was sentenced Thursday

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    A former clerk who embezzled more than $1 million from the Archdiocese of New York will spend 4½ to 9 years in prison.

    Anita Collins was sentenced Thursday.

    NY Archdiocese Worker Accused of $1M Theft

    [NY] NY Archdiocese Worker Accused of $1M Theft
    A longtime worker for the Archdiocese of New York has been accused of using accounting tricks to steal about $1 million from the church. Pei-Sze Cheng reports. (Published Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012)

    She also was ordered to pay restitution. Assets seized by the Manhattan district attorney's office include Madame Alexander dolls, art and other collectibles.

    She pleaded guilty to grand larceny last month.

    DA Cyrus R. Vance Jr. said the thefts occurred over seven years.

    The money was supposed to be used to run a central office for some of the area's Roman Catholic schools.

    Archdiocese staffers and outside auditors spotted the theft and alerted prosecutors.

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