Massena Man Sentenced To Probation For Stealing From Coast Guard
A Massena man who admitted to being bilking the U.S. Coast Guard out of over $12,000 will spend the first five months of his five-year probation at home with an electronic monitor.
Thirty-six year old Patrick O'Brien was sentenced in federal court last week after pleading guilty in February to a charge of theft of government money.
O'Brien, who was a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary, admitted to submitting claims for reimbursement for travel he did not do.
He claimed he made about 75 shore patrols along the St. Lawrence River.
In all, he received $12,465.92, which he was ordered to pay back.
In addition to probation and home detention, O'Brien was ordered to complete 100 hours of community service.
Monday, May 20, 2013, Watertown, NY
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