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Posted on Tue, Nov 15, 2011 : 3:15 p.m.

Woman accused of embezzling $20,000 from Ypsilanti Township company

By Lee Higgins

A woman is accused of embezzling $20,000 from a waste management company in Ypsilanti Township while she was employed there, Washtenaw County sheriff's deputies said.

Sarah Marie Davis, 38, of Livonia is charged with embezzling $20,000 or more, but less than $50,000 from Geodynamic Industries, Inc.

She has not yet been arraigned in court and could not be reached for comment today.

Sheriff's department spokesman Sgt. Thomas Pennington said Davis had a position at the company that gave her access to payroll. Pennington said Davis stole the money by paying herself for overtime hours she never worked. When a general manager confronted her about it, Pennington said she admitted to it.

Court records allege the money was taken between May 15, 2010, and June 28 of this year from the company on Blackmore Avenue.

If convicted, Davis faces a maximum of 10 years in prison.



Wed, Nov 16, 2011 : 3:35 p.m.

Now AIN"T this just a bunch of trash/garbage! I think if I owned a business, I would hire a healthy retired person between the ages of 65 and 75.


Wed, Nov 16, 2011 : 4:42 p.m.

Retired people steal too


Wed, Nov 16, 2011 : 1:17 p.m.

Happens a lot and the punishment is often light. These are just a few of the local cases. A man embezzled up to $20,000 from the Washtenaw Dairy and got probation. A woman embezzled more than $90,000 from The Ann Arbor Amateur Hockey Assoc. And then wrote bad checks. She originally got probation and later she was sentenced to 2 years of prison. She served 6 mo. A Saline grocery store manager embezzled more than $81,000. A man stole more than $100,000 worth of equipment from Hyundai-Kia A former U of M administrator purchased computers using university funds and then resold them and pocketed the cash. A Milan woman embezzled between $1,000 and $20,000 from her former employer. A woman embezzled more than $636,000 from Washtenaw County A man embezzled more than $85,000 from his employer, the U of M. Another former Washtenaw county employee embezzled more than $100,000. A Scio Township firefighter embezzled over $50,000 from the Moose Lodge and was sentenced to 60 days.


Wed, Nov 16, 2011 : 4:42 p.m.

Only some of your information is correct


Wed, Nov 16, 2011 : 1:18 p.m.

$90,000 should have read $900,000!


Tue, Nov 15, 2011 : 9:49 p.m.

Wow! $20,000 in overtime in just over a years time. I know that's not too ridiculously obvious, but still with companies watching their bottom line in this economy did she really think they wouldn't notice or question it? I thought folks only did this in the public sector using taxpayer funds where they most likely will get away with it.


Tue, Nov 15, 2011 : 9:27 p.m.

It's slap on the hand time again.