- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 6, 2016

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) - A southeastern Vermont woman will serve three years in prison for embezzling just short of $1 million from a law firm where she was formerly employed.

Sixty-two-year-old Catherine McKinney received the sentence Monday in federal court in Rutland after pleading guilty to mail fraud in December. She was indicted in June 2015 on charges of mail fraud, wire fraud and interstate transportation of stolen money.

Prosecutors say McKinney stole $962,000 from Myers Associates, a New Hampshire law firm where she worked from 2008 to early 2015.

Court records say McKinney wrote checks to herself and her creditors directly in addition to making illegitimate electronic wire transfers to pay her credit card bills.

McKinney was also sentenced to a year of supervised release and was ordered to pay about $903,000 in restitution.

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