Embezzlement yields jail sentence.

February 16, 2016
Angelo Mendez with his attorney, David Glancy.

Angelo Mendez with his attorney, David Glancy.

By Allison Scarbrough. Contributing Editor.

LUDINGTON — A 40-year-old Hamlin Township man was sentenced Tuesday, Feb. 16, in 51st Circuit Court to serve six months up front of a nine-month discretionary sentence and pay restitution totaling $17,207 for a conviction of embezzlement $1,000-$20,000.

Angelo Barrera Mendez, of 6509 W. Decker Rd., testified last December that he embezzled $17,207 from Grand Rental Station. Mendez testified that he converted equipment, the company credit card and customer payments to his own use while working at the Pere Marquette Township store.

Felonies of larceny by conversion $1,000-$20,000 and stealing/retaining a financial transaction device without consent were dismissed in a plea agreement.

Mendez’s attorney, David Glancy, made a motion to delay his client’s sentence for 90 days, so Mendez can make financial arrangements to pay the restitution. Judge Susan Sniegowksi denied the motion but allowed his jail term to be delayed 60 days. However, Mendez will be on an electronic tether in the meantime.

Mendez was also ordered to serve three years probation. Work release will be allowed during his jail sentence.

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