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EMT sentenced for stealing $300K from volunteer ambulance service

He was sentenced to four months in jail and must repay the stolen funds

QUEENS, N.Y. — An EMT who stole more than $300,000 from a nonprofit volunteer ambulance service was sentenced to four months in jail and will have to pay full restitution.

Daniel Dominguez, 39, served as treasurer of the Corona Community Volunteer Ambulance Corps, and was accused of using the agency’s money for trips to Walt Disney World and Niagara Falls, theater tickets, car payments and meals, the New York Times reports.

He pled guilty to grand larceny, and was sentenced to four months in jail and must pay restitution.

“Daniel Dominguez used this charity dedicated to providing medical services to New Yorkers as his own personal piggy bank,” attorney Eric T. Schneiderman said in a statement. “This defendant is not only headed to jail, but also must repay every dollar that he stole from the nonprofit.”

If he fails to pay back the full amount, he faces up to seven years in prison.

Two other EMTs accused of stealing smaller amounts also pled guilty to attempted grand larceny last year.