BOULDER, Colo. - A 54-year-old woman accused of stealing almost $600,000 from an elderly couple over the span of seven years has been sentenced to five years in prison.
The Boulder Daily Camera reports (http://bit.ly/1jdovEU ) District Judge Andrew Butler sentenced Michelle Ann Hebert on Friday. She was convicted in December of eight tax-related charges and two counts of theft from an at-risk adult.
According to court records, Hebert met Howard and Charlotte Krasnoff in 2001 when Howard Krasnoff became a patient at a Longmont eye clinic where Hebert was a receptionist.
Prosecutors say Hebert began seeing Howard Krasnoff -- a psychotherapist -- as a patient and asked him for money, telling him stories about how her daughter was sick. Hebert never paid back the loans.
She also used a credit card belonging to Howard Krasnoff until he canceled the card.