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Ex-real estate broker admits thefts; sentencing next month (Worcester Telegram & Gazette)


WORCESTER - A former real estate broker is to be sentenced next month after admitting in court yesterday that she stole more than $65,000 from several clients.

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Murray TELEGRAM & GAZETTE STAFF A former real estate broker is to be sentenced next month after admitting in court yesterday that she stole more than $65,000 from several clients.Carol J

Tule, who was doing business as Tule Associates Realty Shop in Ashburnham, accepted a total of $65,750 from six individuals or couples as deposits for home purchases and converted the money to her own use, rather than holding it in escrow, according to Assistant District Attorney John A

O�Leary

The prosecutor said the thefts occurred on various dates from November 2007 to September 2008.Ms

Tule, 43, of 7 Ashburnham State Road, Westminster, pleaded guilty in Worcester Superior Court to six counts of larceny of more than $250 by a single scheme

Judge James R

Lemire postponed sentencing until Jan

11 and released Ms

Tule on her own recognizance.Mr

O�Leary said $8,500 in restitution had been paid by either Ms

Tule or her bonding company, leaving a total of $57,250 owed to the victims.Mr

O�Leary and Ms

Tule�s lawyer, Leonard J

Staples, said they would make different sentencing recommendations Jan

11

Judge Lemire advised Ms

Tule, whose license as a real estate broker was revoked by the state in November, that he would not exceed the prosecution�s recommendation without first giving her a chance to withdraw her guilty pleas. Never miss a story Choose the plan that's right for you. Digital access or digital and print delivery. Subscribe Now Sign up for daily e-mails Sign up Reader ServicesMy ProfileRegister/SubscribeSubscriber ServicesT&G E-EditionWorcester Living E-Edition NIE Business MattersFAQPhoto reprints (non-commercial use)Commercial photo licensesT&G Insider RewardsAdvertisingAdvertising ContactsTAG MediaMarketplaceMedia KitPlace an AdPay Your Ad BillJobsReal EstatePetsLegal NoticesNewsContact UsLetters to the EditorSubmit a Press ReleaseEventsReal estate, anyone? (Suburban Journals)
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