GRAND RAPIDS, Mich—Carrie Fisher, the former treasurer of the Lowell Athletic Booster, was sentenced Tuesday to 300 days in jail and five years of probation after embezzling nearly $100,000 over more than two years.
Though Judge Paul Sullivan said that if the restitution is paid by the end of January, her sentence would be reduced to 60 days in jail and 90 days on work release.
In October, Fisher pleaded guilty to embezzlement of $50,000 to $100,000, and using a computer to commit a crime. Forgery charges against Fisher were dismissed.
Fisher was appointed treasurer of the Lowell Athletic Boosters in July of 2008 and embezzled $98,588.70 over a three-year period. Prosecutors say she forged the name of the president of Lowell Athletic Boosters on the checks, Doris Drain, which she signed using Drain's name in order to keep bank employees from growing suspicious of the checks.
Court records showed that the checks’ memo areas were filled out to say the funds were for “sales tax payments.” The checks were either filled out to Fisher herself, or her company, Curtis Accounting.