Former Muir treasurer pays back 19K at sentencing

Wendi Houserman.

MUIR, Mich. (WOOD) — The former treasurer for the Village of Muir who embezzled thousands of dollars paid back the amount she stole at her sentencing on Tuesday.

Wendi Houserman paid more than $19,000 in restitution and received 12 months probation including 90 days of house arrest.

Wendi Houserman apologized to the Village of Muir during her sentencing. (March 31, 2015)
(Wendi Houserman apologized to the Village of Muir during her sentencing. (March 31, 2015)

Under the sentencing agreement, she was able to avoid additional jail time and was credited for one day served.

Houserman also apologized to the Village of Muir for her actions.

According to court documents, Michigan State Police said Houserman stole more than $17,000 between Jan. 2008 and Dec. 1, 2014. The documents indicate she embezzled the money by altering the paperwork on water bills that were paid to the village, and then pocketed the money.

Houserman later admitted to the theft, saying her husband had passed away and she was having financial trouble, according to court documents.

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