(NEWSER) – For 30 years after his father died, a New York man continued to receive his retirement money—amounting to nearly $500,000, prosecutors say.

Peter Spino, 78, pleaded guilty to stealing government cash, but he won't have to go to jail, lohud.com reports: Instead, he's been sentenced to a year of home confinement and two additional years' probation. He's already paid the money back, but he's been ordered to pay a $45,000 fine.

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