Michigan dental bookkeeper gets jail for stealing $50-100,000

An Alma woman was ordered to spend six months in jail and pay back an as-of-yet undetermined amount of restitution when she was sentenced Monday for embezzling money from her former employer.

Wendi Torres, 48, of Alma pleaded in October to embezzling between $50,000 and $100,000 from Mid Michigan Dental Excellence of Alma, her employer of about 10 years.

Gratiot County Circuit Court Judge Randy Tahvonen also ordered that Torres’ new employer be notified of the conviction.

Chief Assistant Gratiot County Prosecutor Jennifer Shephard said Torres was an office manager at the business.

As part of her duties, Torres handled payroll, and from 2012 until March of 2015 she claimed more hours and overtime pay than she actually worked.

By her calculations, Torres claimed more than 2,000 unearned hours over three years, Shephard said.

Those hours were reported on W2 forms, but it wasn’t until the most recent tax year that the owner of the business noticed the discrepancy. “She was a trusted employee,” Shephard said. “Her employer indicated (the embezzlement) affected his personal finances, but it also impacted the morale of the office staff, and that he was unable to give bonuses because of it.”

Torres, who has no previous criminal record, was put on five years of probation, and ordered to pay restitution within that same time.

Restitution is still being calculated, Shephard said.

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Michigan State Prison (DOC) Booking Details



BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
MDOC Number:
968539
SID Number:
5066159K
Name:
WENDI SUE TORRES
Racial Identification:
White
Gender:
Female
Hair:
Brown
Eyes:
Brown
Height:
5′ 4″
Weight:
170 lbs.
Date of Birth:
05/08/1967  (48)
WENDI SUE TORRES
Image Date:
MDOC STATUS
Current Status:
Probationer
Supervision Begin Date:
11/16/2015
Assigned Location:
Gratiot/Ithaca
Supervision Discharge Date:
11/16/2020
Security Level:
ALIASES
None
MARKS, SCARS & TATTOOS
Scar- Front Left Head – Scar on forehead to the left. Hit by a car when I was 5 yrs. old
PRISON SENTENCES
ACTIVE
None
INACTIVE
None
PROBATION SENTENCES
ACTIVE
Sentence 1
Offense:
Embezzlement – $50,000 Or More But Less Than $100,000
Minimum Sentence:
MCL#:
750.1746
Maximum Sentence:
5 years 0 months
Court File#:
15-7271-FH
Date of Offense:
01/01/2012
County:
Gratiot
Date of Sentence:
11/16/2015
Conviction Type:
Plea
INACTIVE
None
SUPERVISION CONDITIONS
01 – No violations of any criminal law
02 – Not leave state without permission
03 – Monthly reporting
04 – Notify of change of residence
04.2 – You must not change residence w/o permission
04.18 – Behavior
04.19 – Association
04.20 – Not own or possess weapons
04.21 – Contact field agent
04.22 – Comply with field agent
04.23 – Allow Field Agent into your residence
04.24 – Authorize a search if Field Agent has cause
04.25 – Report any arrest or police contact
06.1 – Not employed in a certain positions
06.4 – You must make genuine efforts to find employment
08.0 – Serve jail time as described
08.1 – Pay restitution as described
08.2 – Pay a Crime Victim’s Assessment
08.3 – Pay Supervision Fee pursuant to PA 185 of 1993
08.4 – Court Cost
08.16 – Pay DNA Test Fee
08.18 – State Costs

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