Monday, March 16, 2015

Michigan Man Is Sentenced For Embezzling $1 Million From Insurance Agency

From WSJM-FM 94.9 on 3/11/2015:

Embezzlement, uttering and publishing and forgery are landing a 45-year-old St. Joseph man in prison for up to 20 years. John Page was sentenced this week in Battle Creek for stealing roughly $1 million from the Worgess Insurance Agency in the Cereal City, where he had been the firm's president. He took the money between December 2008 and last May, and said he was doing it in an attempt to save the company from financial ruin. Worgess is covering the losses through insurance and no clients suffered any losses. The firm's vice president, Jacob Worgess, disagreed with Page's contention that he was trying to save the company, as did Calhoun County Prosecutor David Gilbert, who called it "greed and greed alone." Page was sentenced to a term of between five and 20 years behind bars.

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