Pinckney Woman Sentenced For $1.5 Million Embezzlement
October 10, 2017
A Livingston County woman has been sentenced to prison after she admitted to stealing more than $1 million from a computer staffing firm.
53-year-old Debbie Broich of Pinckney pleaded guilty in August in Oakland County Circuit Court to five felony counts of embezzlement over $100,000 and one count of embezzlement between $50,000 and $100,000. On Monday she was sentenced to serve 33 months to 33 years behind bars. Broich was also ordered to make more than $1.5 million in restitution, $250,000 of which she paid immediately.
Broich was charged after an audit was conducted at Bloomfield Township-based Blue Chip Talent and its related company, Computer Consultants of America, where she worked as a bookkeeper. Bloomfield Township police say Broich embezzled the money over a period of six years “for personal living expenses,” including buying new vehicles and paying credit card bills. The owner of the company reportedly became suspicious after reviewing the firm’s checking account and finding multiple checks issued in her name. (JK)