AUBURN, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - A former Fort Drum soldier who stole money from a fund that was set up for his twin daughters while his late wife battled cancer is heading to prison after pleading guilty to violating the terms of his probation.
Brandon Hinman was sentenced to two to six years for each count – one for probation violation, and another for a drug charge.
He will serve those sentences at the same time.
Hinman was sentenced shortly after the plea was announced on Thursday.
In court, Hinman said he takes full responsibility for his actions, and promised to see his twin daughters – Azlynn and Kinleigh – when he is released form prison.
Two years ago, after Hinman initially pleaded guilty to stealing $45,000 from the account, the judge agreed to a lighter sentence of six months in jail and five years probation.
The judge determined that if Hinman violated the terms of his probation, he could face prison time.
The story of Hinman and his wife, Jenna, captured national attention when she was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer while she was in the hospital giving birth to their twins prematurely.
Shortly after her death, Hinman was arrested for stealing from the fund set up for the children.
Arrested shortly after his first release from jail in 2015 for driving without a license, Hinman is now accused of using drugs and missing court appointments, according to prosecutors.
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