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A former credit union manager who got away with her 17-year embezzlement because of timing and luck will now have plenty of time to think about how her luck ran out.

Catherine M. Linton, 59, of Washington, Pa., was sentenced Monday to one year and a day in federal prison. She also was ordered by U.S. District Court Judge Donetta W. Ambrose in Pittsburgh to pay $979,595 in restitution and to serve five years of supervised release after she gets out of prison. Of that amount, $579,595 is restitution to the NCUA and $400,000 is restitution to the CUMIS Insurance Society Inc., according to court records. In August, Linton and her husband filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy and listed nearly $200,000 in liabilities.

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