Former School Treasurer Pleads Guilty To Embezzlement Of Nearly $273K

By: NewsCenter 16 | wndu.com



ST. JOSEPH, Mich. (WNDU) - An Eau Claire woman has admitted to stealing nearly $273,000 while working as secretary and treasurer at a private school in Berrien Springs.

Fifty-year-old Sarah Kurtz pleaded guilty in a deal with prosecutors, according to our reporting partners at The Herald-Palladium.

As part of the plea, Kurtz will pay back the entire $272,787 she stole from Village Adventist School Elementary School.

One prosecutor said he does not recommend prison time for Kurtz because she has no criminal record, but the judge is not bound by that recommendation for her sentencing next month.

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