Friday, January 23, 2009
Michigan Couple Arrested In New Orleans In $1.5 Million Embezlement Case
Amy Lynn McDonald, 36, and Erik Donald McDonald, 38, a married couple from Auburn Hills, Michigan, were arrested today in New Orleans on embezzlement charges. Authorities report that they commenced an investigation into Amy McDonald, who was suspected of embezzling $1.5 million from her employer, Palace Sports and Entertainment Inc., in Auburn Hills over a two and a half year period. She is alleged to have used company credit cards for her own and her husband's benefit. Erik McDonald is alleged to have assisted Amy in her embezzlement scheme and directly benefited. The couple, who were charged in June on 4 felony counts each, are awaiting extradition back to Michigan. Erik McDonald faces an additional felony firearms charge because he has two prior criminal convictions.
Read the Auburn Hills Police Department wanted poster here.