embezzlement

‘Greed and envy are two of the seven deadly sins’

Edmore embezzlement trio sentenced

An Edmore woman will serve a minimum of nearly six years in prison for embezzling close to $100,000 from the elderly woman she was supposed to be caring for.

Teri Miller showed no remorse for her actions as she was sentenced last Thursday, telling Montcalm County Circuit Court Judge Ronald Schafer that what happened at her trial was “wrong on many levels.”

2 of 3 Montcalm County embezzlement defendants enter no contest pleas

Two of three defendants accused of embezzling from an elderly woman entered pleas just days before they were set to go to trial this week.

Teri Miller, 57, and her husband Kelly Miller, 57, both of Edmore, and Timothy Riva, 59, of Six Lakes, were bound over for trial by now-retired Montcalm County District Court Judge Donald Hemingsen in October 2020 after the judge heard more than 20 hours of testimony during a three-day preliminary examination.

Montcalm County embezzlement case from 2020 finally headed to trial

Three Montcalm County residents accused of embezzling from an elderly woman are finally headed to trial next week after the coronavirus pandemic has repeatedly delayed court proceedings.

Teri Miller, 57, and her husband Kelly Miller, 57, both of Edmore, and Timothy Riva, 59, of Six Lakes, were bound over for trial by now-retired Montcalm County District Court Judge Donald Hemingsen in October 2020 after the judge heard more than 20 hours of testimony during a three-day preliminary examination.

Fenwick man sentenced for embezzlement, ordered to pay $50K in restitution to Ionia law firm

A Fenwick man who embezzled $50,000 from his former employer, an Ionia law firm, was ordered to pay the money back in full within 90 days of his sentencing.

Joshua Brady Randall, 43, appeared before Ionia County Circuit Court Judge Suzanne Kreeger via Zoom on Oct. 12. Randall’s attorney, Health Lynch, also appeared in court by Zoom. Randall was sentenced to serve two years on probation and to pay $758 in cost and fees in addition to the $50,000 in restitution. No jail was ordered.

Stanton woman charged with overcharging customers at The Brickyard restaurant

A Stanton woman who is currently on probation for animal cruelty is now charged with overcharging customers at the restaurant where she worked as a waitress.

Rebecka Sue Moore, 32, is charged with 12 counts of overcharging on a financial transaction device (each a possible four-year felony) and one count of embezzlement (a possible 93-day misdemeanor), as well as being a habitual offender second offense, which means that the maximum sentence on the felonies is increased by 50% (up to six years).