Thursday, January 28, 2010

Michigan Woman Pleads Guilty In $600K Embezzlement Scheme

Susan M. Burgher, 48, of Breckenridge, Michigan, has pleaded guilty to one count of embezzlement of more than $100,000 from Innovative Communications Inc., with whom she had been employed as a bookkeeper. As part of the plea agreement, Burgher will spend at least 21 months in prison and was ordered to pay $594,000 in restitution to the company, an amount adjudicated in a separate civil suit. Prosecutors originally charged Burgher last August and alleged that using her position, Burgher paid personal bills and issued duplicate checks to herself for "a number of years." Final sentencing is scheduled for March 4th.

Read the story here and here.

Update (3/5/10): Burgher was formally sentenced this past week to 21 months to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to one count of embezzlement of more than $100,000. She must also pay Innovative Communications, Inc., for whom she had worked as a bookkeeper, $594,000 in restitution.

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