A former Archdiocese of New York clerk charged with stealing more than $1-million from her employer will agree to a plea bargain that will send her to prison for more than four years, writes The New York Times.
A lawyer for Anita Collins said she would accept the deal offered by prosecutors during a brief court hearing Thursday. The lawyer, Howard Simmons, said it is not yet clear to what charge the 67-year-old suspect will admit, but prosecutors said the plea agreement would carry a sentence of four and a half to nine years.
Ms. Collins was charged in January with embezzling the money a month after she was fired by the archdiocese over the missing funds. Prosecutors allege she wrote hundreds of checks from the diocese to one of her sons in amounts that were not large enough to require a supervisor’s approval
She is due back in court on Aug. 30.