Therapy fraud

    A Bristol man has been sentenced to prison for bilking the Archdiocese of Philadelphia out of $100,000.

    Michael McDonnell alleged in 2007 he’d been molested by two priests. The case was never prosecuted because it passed the statute of limitations before McDonnell reported it, but he did file claims for psychotherapy sessions, the Associated Press reports.

    McDonnell pleaded guilty last year to charging the archdiocese for 600 sessions that never happened. He’s been sentenced to 11 to 23 months in prison, and will pay $121,000 in restitution.

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