Midstate probation office head sentenced for stealing house arrest money
(Harrisburg) — The former head of a midstate probation office could spend nearly two years in prison after prosecutors say he stole house arrest money.
The Attorney General’s office says Jimmie Cortelyou, 41, changed the way Northumberland County counted and deposited house arrest funds in the attempt to pad his personal account.
Prosecutors say during a nearly two-year period ending in 2016, Cortelyou logged $152,009 into the Probation and Parole Office’s receipt book, but only $120,478 made it into its Treasury account.
Cortelyou pleaded guilty in October to theft by failure to make required disposition of funds. He was sentenced Tuesday to 3 to 23 months in prison and ordered to repay more than $56,000 in restitution.