Sunday, January 31, 2010

Michigan Appeals Court Upholds Sentence For Convicted Embezzler

The Michigan Court of Appeals on Wednesday again upheld a minimum nine year and four month prison term for Harriet Laura Northrup, 61, of Adrian, Michigan, who pleaded guilty to embezzling a total of approximately $164,000 from a local law firm and one of its clients in 2007. In a plea agreement, Northrup pleaded guilty to 8 out of the original 80 charges filed against her for forgery and embezzlement. Prosecutors alledged that Northrup wrote and forged checks from the law firm between 2005 and 2006 totalling some $120,000 and stole an additional $44,000 from the estate of one of the firm's clients.

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