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NJ Woman Spared Prison After Swindling Former 'SNL' Star

Joe Piscopo appeared on 'SNL' from 1980 to 1984

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    In this file photo, former "Saturday Night Live" star Joe Piscopo. A New Jersey couple bilked thousands of dollars from Piscopo, prosecutors said.

    A woman who helped her bookkeeper husband steal $234,500 from former "Saturday Night Live" cast member Joe Piscopo has been spared a prison term, prosecutors said Saturday.

    Jennifer Larocca instead was sentenced on Friday to three years of probation. That came one week after her husband received a three-year state prison term.

    The New Jersey woman had pleaded guilty in February to theft.

    Prosecutors say Piscopo hired Frank Larocca to pay the comedian's bills and manage his bank account. The thefts occurred between February 2010 and March 2014.

    The couple was wrestling with serious financial problems and used the money for personal expenses, investigators said. The couple has agreed to make full restitution and have already paid back nearly $64,000.

    Piscopo's run on "SNL" lasted from 1980 to 1984.