Friday, April 22, 2011

Former Legal Secretary In Michigan Charged With Embezzling At Least $100K

Wendy Ann Bernard, 41, of East Grand Rapids, Michigan, has been charged with embezzling more than $100,000 from the Law Offices of Gary McInerney, for whom she had been employed for 25 years. According to authorities, Bernard's scheme spanned nearly 7 years, from January 2004 to September 2010 and involved the use of a computer to commit a crime. Details are unclear at this time. She faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted on each charge: embezzlement of more than $100,000 and use of a computer to commit a crime.


Read the story here, here and here.

Update (11/3/11): Bernard was sentenced to one year in jail and ordered to pay $543,212 in restitution.  She had pleaded guilty in July 2011. 

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