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Wayne County Woman Charged for Embezzlement
December 14, 2022
LANSING – A Wayne County resident faces years in prison for stealing from her employer, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced today.
Kendra Marie Lewis, 41, of Redford, was charged in the 14A-3 District Court of Washtenaw County and arraigned on the following:
- One count of Embezzlement of $100,000 or more, a 20-year felony; and
- Two counts of Failure to File Taxes, 5-year felonies.
The Department of Attorney General alleges that Lewis embezzled approximately $176,653 in 2020 and 2021 while employed as the office manager of Big Ike’s Roofing Co. located in Whitmore Lake. The owner of the company discovered that Lewis was embezzling when a new office manager was hired at his company. Lewis embezzled by writing checks payable to herself and recorded them in the business checkbook ledger as being payable to various business vendors for significantly less amounts.
The Department charged Lewis as a habitual offender based on her prior criminal record.
“Those who steal from small businesses not only hurt the owners of those establishments, but also harm consumers by driving up the cost of doing business in our state,” said Nessel. “I will not hesitate to prosecute those who break the law.”
A probable cause conference is scheduled for December 22 at 9:00 a.m.
Please note: A criminal charge is merely an allegation, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. The Department does not provide booking photos.