Monday, August 9, 2010

Michigan Municipal Employee Sentenced For Embezzling $174K From Township

Tommie McCarthy, 38, of Alpha, Michigan, was sentenced to one year and a day to fifteen years in prison for embezzling $174,000 from the Village of Alpha, for whom he had been employed as town clerk. According to authorities, McCarthy's scheme spanned nearly two years, from April 2007 until March 2009. According to his attorney, McCarthy used the stolen funds to buy items such as groceries, movies, toys, and Wal Mart gift cards for himself and children he coached on local sport teams.

Read the story here and here.

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