Woman charged with embezzlement from Grand Haven auto dealership

A Muskegon woman has been charged with embezzling from her former employer, Gage Motor Mall, 1701 S. Beacon Blvd. Amy Ruth Barnes-Trusty, 38, of 1260 Cardinal Circle Drive, waived preliminary examination on a charge of embezzling more than $50,000, but less than $100,000 from the dealership. She was also charged with one count of forgery. Grand Haven Department of Public Safety was called in to investigate after the dealership was notified about overdue sales tax, said Lt. Renee Freeman.
Becky Vargo
Apr 5, 2011

“That raised a red flag and they started looking into it,” she said.

The embezzlement was alleged to have occurred between November 2008 and February of this year, Freeman said.

Barnes-Trusty, who was the officer manager at the dealership, was bound over to Ottawa County Circuit Court for a scheduled arraignment at 2:30 p.m. April 11. She was released on a $5,000 personal recognizance bond.

Comments

HuffmanFamilyof4

Are these people for real, Just how long or how much time would go by before they got caught. I know times are tough right now but if she would have thought about the consequences of her actions she would have thought differently about taking the money, now she is doing her family absolutely no good sitting in prison, but now we (the tax payer) has to pay for her upkeep until she get released from prison. It's no wonder why the government is having a hard time paying their own bills.

BIGGH

Are Amy Ruth and Debbie Easterly friends? Crooks!

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