An executive at a Philadelphia organization serving the homeless has been sentenced to 18 months in prison in the theft of funds from the program.
Sixty-two-year-old Nathaniel Robinson of Philadelphia pleaded guilty in March to theft from a program receiving federal funds.
Prosecutors said he used his corporate credit card from his job as chief program director at SELF Inc. to pay for more than $154,000 in personal expenses such as car repairs, dinners and theme park trips.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Karen Grigsby said his conduct was more troubling because he was once a homeless drug addict who had been helped by the program, which operates nine homeless shelters in the city.
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U.S. District Court Judge Berle Schiller also ordered Robinson on Monday to make restitution.