Woman sentenced for embezzling $1.5M from Northampton medical practice

Roxanne Tubolino of Belchertown used money for horses, cars, Bruins season tickets

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The former manager of a Northampton medical practice who embezzled more than $1.5 million from the business has been sentenced to more than three years in a federal prison.

Roxanne Tubolino was also ordered Monday in U.S. District Court in Springfield to repay the money she stole as well as more than $500,000 in federal taxes.

Prosecutors say the 57-year-old Tubolino, former office manager at Northampton Internal Medicine Associates, stole the money over a five-year period, and used it to pay for her lavish lifestyle, including Boston Bruins season tickets, vehicles for her family, and horses that she rode at competitions.

The Belchertown woman pleaded guilty in January to wire fraud and tax evasion.

The Daily Hampshire Gazette reports that Tubolino tearfully apologized in court.

The medical practice is dissolving.

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Information from: Daily Hampshire Gazette (Northampton, Mass.),http://www.gazettenet.com

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