Embezzlement affects county clerk race

Jul 16, 2008 Full story: MLive.com 9

Barry County Clerk Debbie Smith said she has taken "full responsibility for procedures in office" since two deputy clerks embezzled an estimated $64,000 from taxpayer coffers between 2005 and early 2008.

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Grand Rapids, MI

#1 Jul 16, 2008
Its to bad people have to steal? She should of kept more track closly.

Plainwell, MI

#2 Jul 17, 2008
Am I the only one who finds it hard to believe they did not have a more reliable system of handling their finances?

Grand Rapids, MI

#3 Jul 21, 2008
Curious wrote:
Am I the only one who finds it hard to believe they did not have a more reliable system of handling their finances?
Really they should have more ways to keep track
I am nit voting for Debbie Smith this year.

Plainwell, MI

#4 Jul 22, 2008
It is time for change in this county!

United States

#5 Jul 29, 2008
If one guilty deputy clerk has to make restitution of just $4000.00 and the other guilty one of $22,ooo; who has to pay back the other $38,000? Where is the justice in that? Shame on our so-called court system.

Plainwell, MI

#6 Jul 29, 2008
Is it possible someone else was involved in the theft?
Virginia Nashville

United States

#7 Aug 12, 2008
I'm relieved to see we probably will have a new clerk,come November. Who's responsible for the remaining $38,000.00 that was embezzled? A very poor system that was let go way too long.

Since: Jul 08

Encino, CA

#8 Dec 11, 2008
I am glad someone else has tooken over.

Plainwell, MI

#9 Dec 11, 2008

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