A Massachusetts banker has been sentenced to three years and five months in prison for embezzling $1.6 million from his longtime employer.

Peter Zabek, former treasurer and vice president at South Adams (Mass.) Savings Bank, in August admitted stealing nearly $300,000 from a certificate of deposit in the name of a local church group. He also confessed to a 10-year check-kiting scheme in which he would write unauthorized checks from the bank and deposit them into personal accounts.

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