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Ex-real estate broker ordered to pay restitution in $65,750 larceny case (Worcester Telegram & Gazette)

WORCESTER - A former real estate broker who stole more than $65,000 from several clients has been placed on probation and ordered to pay restitution.

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TELEGRAM & GAZETTE STAFF A former real estate broker who stole more than $65,000 from several clients has been placed on probation and ordered to pay restitution.Carol J

Tule, 43, of 7 Ashburnham State Road, Westminster, pleaded guilty Dec

18 in Worcester Superior Court to six counts of larceny of more than $250 by a single scheme


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, according to Assistant District Attorney John A

O'Leary.The prosecutor said the thefts occurred from November 2007 to September 2008


O'Leary said during the plea hearing that $8,500 in restitution had been paid by either Ms

Tule or her bonding company, leaving $57,250 owed to the victims.Judge James R

Lemire sentenced Ms

Tule Monday to 2 years in the House of Correction, but suspended the sentence for 10 years, during which time Ms

Tule will be on probation

As a condition of probation, Ms

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