CROWN POINT | The eldest son of a missing Munster doctor was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison and ordered to pay $17,750 in restitution.
Paul Fontaine, 39, admitted last month to trying to sell his mother's car six months after her disappearance. He pleaded guilty to committing forgery when he sold his mother's black 2010 Toyota to a Dyer car dealership.
Fontaine remains a person of interest in the 2011 disappearance of Dr. Promila Mehta-Paul. Authorities believe her to be dead.
The car in question was registered to PMP Associates, the health care operation owned by Mehta-Paul. Fontaine, who legally changed his name from Paresh Paul, represented himself as PMP's chief financial officer.
Fontaine signed the car's title as the firm's CFO in transferring the title to the auto dealership. The sale was concluded with the dealership paying $17,750 to Fontaine.