Custer woman pleads ‘no contest’ to attempted embezzlement.

December 5, 2017

Allison Swan, left, with her attorney, Jennifer Kuiper-Weise.

Custer woman pleads ‘no contest’ to attempted embezzlement.

#MasonCountyCrime.

By Allison Scarbrough. Editor.

LUDINGTON — A 35-year-old Custer Township woman pleaded “no contest” in 51st Circuit Court Tuesday, Dec. 5, to attempted embezzlement $1,000-$20,000 for attempting to embezzle money from her employer, Fun-N-Sun RV in Amber Township.

Allison Shirley Swan, 1005 N. Custer Road, was employed as a bookkeeper for Fun-N-Sun.

Swan faces a one-year discretionary jail term with no up front time and must pay back $16,878.63 restitution, said Mason County Assistant Prosecutor Glenn Jackson III.

The plea agreement requires that Swan pay $6,000 of the restitution owed prior to sentencing, which is Feb. 6. If she doesn’t pay the $6,000, then the prosecution can withdraw the plea agreement, Jackson said.

Attempted embezzlement $1,000-$20,000 carries a two-and-a-half year maximum, the assistant prosecutor said.

One count of embezzlement and one count of using a computer to commit a crime were dismissed when Swan pleaded to the added charge.

Embezzlement is punishable by up to five years in prison, and the computer crime is punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

Swan’s sentence will also include probation, Jackson said.

The attempted embezzlement, which involved Swan making out commission checks to herself, occurred from May through October of 2016.

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