A former UConn Health doctor charged with stealing medication from the UConn Health Center in Farmington has avoided jail time and instead was granted a special form of probation.
The Hartford Courant reports (http://cour.at/2csHdeL ) Hartford Superior Court Judge Omar Williams granted 71-year-old Dr. Micha Abeles accelerated rehabilitation on Monday.
The West Hartford man will be on probation for a period of one year and must make a $20,000 restitution payment. A second-degree larceny charge against him will be dismissed if he successfully completes his term.
Abeles was caught on surveillance video taking medication from a storage room in the hospital.