Ex- transit director pleads guilty to embezzlement

Associated Press

Grand Haven – The former director of a transit agency in western Michigan has pleaded guilty to embezzling tens of thousands of dollars.

The Holland Sentinel reports 53-year-old Linda LeFebre entered the plea Monday after authorities say she overpaid herself for over 750 hours of work over a four-year period. Sentencing is next month.

Authorities say LeFebre had about $32,000 in unauthorized pay with Macatawa Area Transit. Authorities say she also used a corporate credit card to purchase items for herself and other family members. LeFebre says she can repay $30,000, but a final restitution amount is pending.

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

LeFebre pleaded guilty to embezzlement of more than $20,000. She resigned in April after being placed on administrative leave during the investigation.