Connecticut man imprisoned for stealing from veterans groups

MANSFIELD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man who stole more than $150,000 from two veterans’ groups and spent a large portion of it on internet pornography has been sentenced to 2 ½ years in prison.

The Journal Inquirer reports that 72-year-old Frederick Brown was also ordered by a judge last week to serve five years of probation and to pay back the stolen money.

Brown pleaded guilty in October to first-degree larceny in the theft of $143,000 from Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 938 in Willington and to third-degree larceny in the theft of $12,300 from the American Legion Post 14 in Vernon.

The Mansfield man apologized in court.

Brown’s lawyer sought house arrest, saying Brown is a decorated Vietnam War B-52 pilot and has health issues that cannot be cared for in prison.

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Information from: Journal Inquirer, http://www.journalinquirer.com

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