Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Michigan Community Health Center Bookkeeper Accused Of $100+K Embezzlement Scheme Over 16 Year Period

Debra Ann Ross, of Washtenaw County, Michigan, has been accused of embezzling more than $100,000 from Washtenaw County and its agencies over a 16 year period. For the past four years, Ross has been employed by Washtenaw County Community Mental Health in an unspecified bookkeeping position. Authorities allege that Ross deposited patient checks into her own personal account.

Read the story here.

Update (3/11/10): Ross waived her right to a preliminary hearing today.

Update (8/14/10): Ross, now 53, who is now believed to have embezzled more than $600,000 from Washtenaw County Community Mental Health, was ordered to pay restitution of $636,000 in order to avoid prison time. She pleaded guilty to one count of embezzlement in June. Ross' thefts spanned a 16 year period, according to authorities.

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