Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Update On $2 Million Michigan Couple Embezzlement Case: Both Are Sentenced
Amy Lynn McDonald, 37 and Erick Donald McDonald, 39, of Waterford Township, Michigan, who each pleaded no contest to embezzlement charges, were sentenced yesterday. The were accused of stealing some $1.8 million from the Palace Sports & Entertainment Inc., of Auburn Hills. Amy McDonald was a longtime accounts payable manager for the business and the couple reportedly used company credit cards to charge all kinds of personal expenses, including luxury travel, electronics, vehicles, among other things. She was sentenced to 45 months to 20 years and he was sentenced to 10 to 30 years in prison. Erick McDonald got a longer sentence because of his prior felony criminal conviction in the 1990s for armed robbery. He was also charged with a possession of a firearm violation.