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Montco Woman Set To Be Released From Jail After Stealing From Disabled Stroke Victim

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By Brad Segall

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Pa. (CBS) - A 58-year-old Montgomery County woman will be released from jail after spending 13 months behind bars for stealing from a disabled stroke victim while he was under her care.

A judge sentenced Janet Gitney to time served to 23 months in jail followed by 16 years of probation. In October, she admitted that she fraudulently transferred the deed to the man’s Hatfield home into her name and stole more than $100,000 from his retirement and bank accounts. The house has now been returned to the victim and Gitney has agreed to repay the remaining money over time. Defense attorney Greg Nester

“Her statements in court today expressed profound remorse. Having gotten to know Janet over these last several months I can tell you she is very remorseful. She regrets everything that happened,” said defense attorney Greg Nester.

Prosecutor Steven Latzer called Gitney a thief who preyed on a helpless person but didn’t oppose the sentence because the victim in this case was satisfied that she served her time and was moving forward to return all of his money.