GRAND HAVEN TRIBUNE: Women sentenced for embezzling from business, condo association
By Becky Vargo
October 21, 2016
Two West Michigan women were put on probation and ordered to complete community service when sentenced in separate embezzlement cases on Monday.
Muskegon resident Jennifer Linn Mathiak, 34, was put on probation for one year and ordered to serve 50 hours of community service.
She admitted to taking between $4,000 and $5,000 from Johnson Fabrication and Welding, a Grand Haven company, on or about April 8.
Restitution was set at $4,348.19.
“She feels very badly about what took place,” said her attorney, Philip Sielski.
Mathiak had no comment when asked by Judge Ed Post.
Earlier in the day, Judge Jon Hulsing sentenced Janice Marie Dykstra of Allendale to 18 months probation and 80 hours of community service.
She previously pleaded guilty to embezzling between $1,000 and $20,000 in exchange for a charge of embezzlement agent over $20,000 to be dismissed.
Dykstra embezzled more than $10,000 from a condominium complex in Allendale, while she was treasurer of her association, over a couple year period, said Ottawa County Sheriff’s Capt. Mark Bennett. Read more: