Friday, October 11, 2013

Michigan woman gets jail for embezzling from law firm

Story originally appeared on the Detroit Free Press.

A woman who pleaded guilty to embezzling a six-figure sum from a Bay City law firm where she worked for more than a decade has been sentenced to a year in jail. reports 50-year-old Kathryn Charbonneau this week learned her punishment in a Bay County courtroom.

She'll also be expected to pay restitution, but the amount hasn't yet been determined. After her release, she'll be on probation for five years.

The Portsmouth Township woman made the plea earlier this year to one count of embezzlement of $100,000 or more. Officials have said $446,000 was missing.

Charbonneau previously worked for the firm of Rieman & Reyes.

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