Michigan woman embezzles $80k, sentenced to 8 months in jail

ESCANABA – A Gladstone woman, accused of embezzling more than $80,000 from her former employer, a dentist, made a plea agreement in Delta County Circuit Court Monday.

Bambi Lynn Johnson, 54, of 1019 Minneapolis Ave., Gladstone, was arrested in October on a charge of embezzlement of more than $50,000 but less than $100,000. During Monday’s court proceeding, Johnson pleaded guilty to a charge of embezzlement of more than $20,000 but less than $50,000. In exchange for this plea, the court dismissed the first count.

The felony charge carries a maximum punishment of 10 years in prison and a $15,000 fine or three times the amount embezzled, whichever is greater.

The charge relates to Johnson’s employment as a bookkeeper for Gladstone dentist Richard Ballard from 1998 to September 2007. Johnson worked at the dentist office, 716 Superior Ave., Gladstone, from 1990 to September 2007 when she left to work elsewhere. She was in charge of depositing funds for the business.

According to court records, as an employee of Ballard’s, Johnson converted to her own use, without consent, proceeds from the business. During Monday’s plea proceeding, Circuit Court Judge Stephen Davis ordered Johnson pay a restitution of $80,000 to the dentist.

Sentencing will take place in circuit court in about six weeks.

A warrant for Johnson’s arrest was authorized Oct. 23 following investigation by Gladstone Public Safety. The following week she was arrested and arraigned. She is free on a $25,000 personal recognizance bond.


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Michigan State Prison Inmate Details for JOHNSON, BAMBI LYNN

JOHNSON, BAMBI LYNN Booking Details

Michigan State Prison (DOC) Booking Details




BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
MDOC Number:
715246
SID Number:
3575277W
Name:
BAMBI LYNN JOHNSON
Racial Identification:
White
Gender:
Female
Hair:
Brown
Eyes:
Brown
Height:
5′ 4″
Weight:
168 lbs.
Date of Birth:
09/30/1954  (61)
BAMBI LYNN JOHNSON
Image Date:
MDOC STATUS
Current Status:
Discharged
Earliest Release Date:
Assigned Location:
Discharge Date:
02/07/2014
Security Level:
ALIASES
None
MARKS, SCARS & TATTOOS
Scar- Arm – Broken arm
Tattoo- Left Ankle – butterfly
Tattoo- Left Ankle – moon/star swirl
Tattoo- Right Ankle – moon/star/rainbow
Tattoo- Upper Right Leg – Mushroom
PRISON SENTENCES
ACTIVE
None
INACTIVE
None
PROBATION SENTENCES
ACTIVE
None
INACTIVE
Sentence 1
Offense:
Embezzlement – Agent or Trustee $20,000 to Under $50,000
Minimum Sentence:
MCL#:
750.1745A
Maximum Sentence:
5 years 0 months
Court File#:
088064-FH
Date of Offense:
09/01/2007
County:
Delta
Date of Sentence:
02/06/2009
Conviction Type:
Nolo Contendere
Discharge Date:
02/07/2014
Discharge Reason:
Offender Discharge
SUPERVISION CONDITIONS
None