Tuesday, December 13, 2011

North Carolina Woman - Wife Of County Judge - Sentenced For Embezzling $102K From Law Firm Client

Susanne Marie Crotty, 44, of Arden, North Carolina, was sentenced to 4 months in prison for embezzling $102,000 from an elderly client of The Van Winkle Law Firm where she had been employed as a legal assistant.  Crotty is the wife of Buncombe County district court judge Edwin D. Clontz.  Crotty had pleaded guilty to felony charges of embezzlement, financial card fraud, obtaining property by false pretense, and writing and using forged checks.  Crotty has also been ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $26,460 since the bulk of the loss was covered by insurance.

Read the story here.

1 comment:

Cheryl Meril said...

That four month sentence seems really light considering young black women get 10 year prison sentences for selling dime bags of pot as their first offense. Petty theft has been given more time!