A Bridgewater man was sentenced Friday to more than seven years in prison for knowingly writing a $100,000 bad check to repay friend's loan, the Attorney General said.
Stephen Locrotondo, 53, was sentenced to seven-and-a-half years in state prison by Superior Court Judge Robert Mega in Union County. Locrotondo was convicted on Oct. 18 of second-degree issuing a bad check.
According to Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa, Locrotondo received $100,000 from a friend between Oct. 14 and 27, 2006. The friend believed the money would be returned with interest in a few weeks, Chiesa said.
Locrotondo then issued a check for $100,000, knowing he did not have sufficient funds in his bank account to cover the amount, Chiesa said.