CHICAGO (CBS)– Former Indiana officer Larry LaFlower was sentenced to 15 months in prison for stealing nearly $188,000.

LaFlower stole the money while he was in charge of the money for a Fraternal Order of Police Lodge in Porter County.

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LaFlower pleaded guilty back in October to one count of wire fraud.

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He explained the crime to the judge as stemming from his gambling addiction.

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Following his 15 months in prison, LaFlower will also have two years of supervised release.