Ex-director of transit agency pleads guilty to embezzlement

Posted at 9:18 AM, Oct 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-23 14:59:26-04

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. — The former director of a transit agency in Ottawa County has pleaded guilty to embezzling tens of thousands of dollars.

The Ottawa County Prosecutor’s Office says Linda LeFebre pleaded guilty Monday to embezzlement over $20,000.

Chief Assistant Prosecutor Lee Fisher says the exact amount she embezzled while at Macatawa Area Transit is still being calculated for restitution but is expected to be between $45,000 and $50,000.  Sentencing is scheduled for Nov. 26.

LeFebre overpaid herself for over 750 hours of work over a four-year period, according to the Holland Sentinel. Authorities say she also used a corporate credit card to purchase items for herself and other family members.

Macatawa Area Transit, known as MAX, serves the Holland and Zeeland areas.

LeFebre resigned in April after being placed on administrative leave during the investigation.

The Associated Press contributed to this report