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Former Massachusetts School Official Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement

Christopher Hoey was sentenced to two years in jail for stealing more than $380,000 in school funds

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    The former budget officer at a Massachusetts public school district has been sentenced to two years in jail for stealing more than $380,000 in school funds to feed his drug addiction.

    Christopher Hoey, of Stow, was also sentenced to three years of probation this week after pleading guilty to larceny charges. A charge of embezzlement by a public official was dismissed as part of the plea agreement.

    Prosecutors say the 35-year-old Hoey stole the money while working for the Northborough-Southborough School District.

    Hoey told investigators that most of the money was used to support an addiction to Percocet and cocaine, with a small amount going to personal expenses.

    School officials said the district was fully reimbursed by its insurance providers.

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