Embezzling bank manager gets prison

Embezzling bank manager gets prison

There are 26 comments on the WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan story from Jun 10, 2008, titled Embezzling bank manager gets prison. In it, WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan reports that:

A former bank manager will spend a year in prison for stealing thousands from her bank.

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“Smells like 1994!”

Since: Jun 08

Stately Wayne Manor

#22 Jun 11, 2008
Greg wrote:
Why only one year, she stole from a bank? When a bank robber goes in and only get half of that money they get 12 to 15 years. Does this make sense?
This is a really good point, she should see more time because it wasn't just the theft of the money but a breach of trust. Not to mention the lies she probably told during the investigation.
Laura

Longmont, CO

#23 Jun 11, 2008
I worked for a bank for years, and we always said it was really, really, easy to steal from the bank--just nearly impossible not to get caught. Sad situation for the family especially--don't know what the 'extenuating' circumstances were, but sad just the same.
Billy Mayes

Nemo, SD

#24 Jun 12, 2008
Gentle Taz, great point! But politicians love to play the tough on crime roll and they pull the wool over the public's eyes every election!

MChamberlain, get a clue, read the national news someday! Judges are making an examples out of most every white collar crime they get their hands on. Sending a guy wearing tie to prison makes headlines and judges like nothing more than seeing their name in print with a tag line on how tough they are! Not to mention, the over zealous prosecutors willing to prosecute any high profile complaint for another notch in their belt. While the wanna be gangster street thug with a rap sheet a mile long is given another slap on the wrist.
michael g

United States

#25 Jun 13, 2008
Why Not wrote:
I think this lady should go scott free! The banks STEAL from us everytime they add those rediculous NSF fees and just keep piling them up -so why should she get punished? I say FTW on this one! LET HER GO FREE & GIVE HER BACK HER JOB!
Balance your checkbook you freaking moron.
Confused

Midland, MI

#26 Jun 15, 2008
Thank you for your nice words, as a relative of this lady it is nice to know that someone out there understands that there is a good side to her! I know she made a HUGE mistake and will have to live with the consequences forever and that it was the wrong thing to do..but I guess it shows what some will do to keep their families sheltered.
Understanding wrote:
I personally know this person and my heart goes out to her and the family. With how things go these days its hard out there and sometimes people make mistakes, this is one of those situations. Have none of you stole from your work in some way or form, maybe not money but in another way? Think about it, and have the maturity to think of what the family is going to go through over the next year, they need prayers and support!!!!
MChamberlain

Portage, MI

#27 Jun 17, 2008
Billy Mayes wrote:
Gentle Taz, great point! But politicians love to play the tough on crime roll and they pull the wool over the public's eyes every election!
MChamberlain, get a clue, read the national news someday! Judges are making an examples out of most every white collar crime they get their hands on. Sending a guy wearing tie to prison makes headlines and judges like nothing more than seeing their name in print with a tag line on how tough they are! Not to mention, the over zealous prosecutors willing to prosecute any high profile complaint for another notch in their belt. While the wanna be gangster street thug with a rap sheet a mile long is given another slap on the wrist.
I do have a clue. Until you live it, don't make assumptions. I worked for a company that was bankrupted by white collar criminals. One of the 3 people got 3 years in prison and the other 2 got nothing. These people didn't even pay out the withholding taxes or child support that was deducted from our paychecks. The guys who paid the child support got to pay it again, because it doesn't matter if the employer keeps the money, he is still responsible for paying the child support. Our paychecks bounced, checks to vendors bounced, our customers were sent product that was not complete. Documents were falsified to qualify for a large loan. Out of several counts of wire fraud, one of the perpetrators was allowed to plead down to one count and the other 2 weren't even charged. It wouldn't even be worth it to sue them for what we lost; they have no visible assets. Just because there are a few high profile cases, doesn't mean that all white collar crime has consequences. Most of those people commiting the fraud see everything disappear in a bankruptcy while the victims just sit there shaking their heads asking, "What just happened here?".

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