KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) - A grocery chain comptroller from Portage was sentenced Monday for embezzling $6 million and using the cash to buy dozens of vehicles.
Monday, a federal judge in Kalamazoo sentenced Christopher Pratt to 87 months in prison and three years of probation. He was also ordered to pay $6,548,706.36 in restitution and a $100 in special assessment fee.
He pleaded guilty earlier this year.
Prosecutors said he sent Village Market Food Centers checks through the US mail to cover his personal credit cards to "finance an extravagant lifestyle" between December 2004 and May 2012.
Pratt could spend 20 years in prison.
A sheriff's deputy car and a Michigan State Police SUV were among the damaged vehicles.
Broadmoor Avenue has reopened after it was shut down due to a four-vehicle crash in Caledonia.
The extravaganza was Dec. 11, 2013 in downtown Grand Rapids.