MADISON, Wis. -

A Middleton man was sentenced to nearly two years in federal prison and restitution for his role in an embezzlement case involving a Madison company.

Erick Torrez, 36, was a distributor service representative for Hy Cite between 2002- 2009. Prosecutors said between April 2006 and July 2009 Torrez diverted $147,244 from Hy Cite to a bank account he controlled.

Hy Cite sells cookware and air and water filtration systems.

Torrez was sentenced Thursday to 21 months in prison and was ordered to pay $147,244 in restitution. He pleaded guilty on Jan. 10.