A California certified public accountant who stole more than $4 million from a religious center in New Jersey has been sentenced to nearly five years in prison.
Federal prosecutors said Tuesday that Donald Gridiron must also pay about $5.1 million in restitution.
The 51-year-old Pomona man had pleaded guilty in September to wire fraud and filing a false tax return.
Prosecutors say Gridiron used his job with the worship center in Rahway and his status with a California nonprofit to illegally syphon money without their consent. They say he transferred more than $4 million overall to accounts he controlled.