Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Update: Former Michigan Bookkeeper Sentenced In $468K Embezzlement Case
Susan Kay Barno, 41, aka Susan Fleet, formerly of Michigan, but now of Wyoming, was sentenced to between 5 and 20 years in prison for embezzling some $468,000 from DeWind Wells & Dewatering Inc., a Zeeland, Michigan-based company for which she had been employed as a bookkeeper. The thefts occurred over a two year period, according to prosecutors. A civil suit filed by the company against Barno resulted in a court ordering her to pay $1.5 million. She allegedly concealed a criminal past from her employer, including a prior embezzlement conviction. According to the civil suit, Barno attempted to conceal her theft by removing of destroying computer evidence. She also has a 2003 bankruptcy. Barno used some of the funds to pay for an in-ground pool and a hot tub installed at her home.
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