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Portage man sentenced for embezzlement
WEST MICHIGAN (NEWSCHANNEL 3) – A Portage man who nearly ruined a small grocery chain in southwestern Michigan learned his fate on Monday.
42-year-old Christopher Pratt was sentenced to more than seven years in prison and ordered to pay more than six million dollars in restitution.
In February Pratt pleaded guilty to felony embezzlement charges, admitting he stole from Village Market Food Centers, which is based in South Haven.
Prosecutors say Pratt sent store checks through the U.S. Mail to cover his personal credit cards to finance his “extravagant” lifestyle.