Woman pleads guilty to embezzling from Gage

A 38-year-old Muskegon woman is scheduled to be sentenced July 25 for embezzling more than $70,000 from her former employer, Gage Motor Mall of Grand Haven. Amy Ruth Barnes-Trusty, 1260 Cardinal Circle Drive, Muskegon, entered a guilty plea to charges of embezzlement over $50,000, but less than $100,000, and forgery, during a hearing Monday afternoon in 20th Circuit Court. In exchange, Prosecuting Attorney Ron Frantz said his office would not press any additional charges.
Jun 8, 2011


Barnes-Trusty’s attorney, Terry Nolan, told Judge Ed Post that restitution amounted to “$70,000 and some change.” He said no arrangements had been made to pay back the money because Barnes-Trusty had not been able to find a job.

Barnes-Trusty admitted to taking the money between November 2008 and Feb. 10 of this year.

A personal recognizance bond of $5,000 was continued.


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