A former accountant for a famous Princeton University musical-comedy group has been sentenced to three years in prison for embezzling $240,000.

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Thomas Muza, of Hightstown, New Jersey, repaid $200,000 when he was sentenced Friday. He had been the Triangle Club's part-time accountant for 20 years, earning $4,000 a year.

Before his arrest in 2013, Esquire magazine named Muza an "employee of the month." He was described by a boss as someone who "gives more of himself than one can reasonably expect from anyone."

In March, the 55-year-old pleaded guilty to theft by unlawful taking.

Muza admitted he wrote Triangle Club checks to himself to pay his mortgage, credit cards and utility bills.

Members of the club have included F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jimmy Stewart and Brooke Shields.


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