Former Middletown fire chief sentenced for embezzling money

(WTNH)–The former chief of the Middletown volunteer fire department will be spending some time behind bars.

49-year-old Paul Perrotti was found guilty of embezzling more than $25,000 of federal money during his time as Middletown’s fire chief. Perotti was sentenced on Monday to three months in prison. Prosecutors said he used town money to pay for supplies for his own business.

Perrotti served as fire chief from 1997-2014. He is also a licensed electrical contractor and operated Paul Perrotti Electric.

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