Woman who embezzled from SL bank sentenced

A Muskegon woman who pleaded guilty after being charged with embezzling from a Spring Lake bank avoided prison time when sentenced Monday by Ottawa County Circuit Judge Jon Hulsing. Samantha Leigh Green, 25, 1203 Hampden Road, pleaded guilty to embezzling over $1,000, but less than $20,000, and was ordered to pay $698 in fines and costs. She had faced up to five years in prison on the charge. Green was accused of moving more than $1,000 from Huntington Bank, 123 W. Savidge St. in Spring Lake, to her personal account at another bank, according to
Becky Vargo
May 19, 2011


Detective Corey Allard of the Spring Lake/Ferrysburg Police Department.

Green, who started working as a personal banker at Huntington Bank last fall, allegedly transferred the funds between Dec. 6, 2010, and Jan. 6, Allard said.

“She gave herself unauthorized refunds to her employee accounts,” the detective said. “Then she would transfer them to her personal accounts at another financial institution.”

Green was discovered when the bank ran a refund report and noticed the activity, Allard said. It was turned over to the bank investigator, who then contacted police.

Allard said Green admitted to the transfer of funds, but did not have a reason for taking the money.

“She never spent any of the money,” Allard said.

Green has no prior criminal history, he added.


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