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Woman gets jail for embezzling from law firm

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A woman who pleaded guilty to embezzling a six-figure sum from a Bay City law firm where she worked for more than a decade has been sentenced to a year in jail.

MLive.com reports 50-year-old Kathryn Charbonneau this week learned her punishment in a Bay County courtroom.

She'll also be expected to pay restitution, but the amount hasn't yet been determined. After her release, she'll be on probation for five years. In July, Charbonneau didn't elaborate on her guilt, only answering the judge's yes-or-no questions and saying she previously worked for the firm of Rieman & Reyes and embezzled more than $100,000 between Jan. 1, 2001 and June 8, 2012.

The Portsmouth Township woman made the plea earlier this year to one count of embezzlement of $100,000 or more. Officials have said $446,000 was missing.

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