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Former UConn doctor caught stealing drugs gets probation

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 ( ) 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.