Court Employee Embezzles $80,000 Sentenced to One Year in Jail

It is being reported that from 2005 through 2010, Kelly Jo Beck embezzled over $80,000 from the Eaton County District Court. During that time, Beck was employed at the court as a cashier and authorities claim she took payments, and then applied other payments from other cases to cover it. In October, Beck was convicted, with over 500 suspicious transactions noted. At yesterday's sentencing, Beck was sentenced to one year in jail and 5 years probation.

Facing embezzlement charges can be humiliating and very upsetting. If you are convicted of embezzling money, you could face very serious punishments which could include jail or prison time, restitution, community service, fines and more. Additionally, if you are accustomed to having employment with a high level of financial responsibility, you could find yourself unable to hold those types of positions again with this type of conviction on your record.

It is absolutely vital that you do everything you can to protect your good name if you have been charged with embezzlement or any similar type of fraud crime in Michigan. The legal team at the Law Offices of Freedman & Freedman represents individuals charged with embezzlement throughout the Metro Detroit area including Detroit, Southfield, Canton, Romulus, Troy, Sterling Heights, Dearborn Heights and more.

If you have been charged with embezzlement, contact a Michigan Embezzlement Lawyer at the Law Offices of Freedman & Freedman today to discuss your charges.