GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (WOOD) - A 72-year-old man who stole money from Grand Haven church offerings has been sentenced to jail time.
Joseph Finnigan has sentenced Monday to one year in the Ottawa County Jail, two years probation, 250 hours of community service and restitution to the tune of $120,311.
Finnigan pleaded guilty in March to two charges of larceny of $20,000 or more. As part of a deal with prosecutors, one count of embezzlement of between $20,000 and $50,000 -- a 10-year felony -- was dropped.
Finnigan, who worked for St. Patrick-St. Anthony Catholic Church in Grand Haven for years, was originally arrested in November 2012 after he admitted to taking the money during a long time period. He was fired.
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