Cops: Bookkeeper embezzled $1M over 6 years

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

A 52-year-old Pinckney woman, Debbie Broich, is facing charges of embezzlement after police say she stole more than $1,000,000 in a six-year period from the Bloomfield Township staffing firm she worked for.

Broich was arraigned at 48th District Court on six felony embezzlement counts: five counts of embezzlement over $100,000, and one felony count of embezzlement between $50,000 and $100,000. The charges are separated because they owe to unique incidents, explained Det. Sgt. John Weise of the Bloomfield Township Police Department.

Police say the owner of a staffing firm that employed Broich “became suspicious after reviewing the company’s checking account and finding multiple checks issues to Broich,” according to a statement.

The company declined to be named publicly, Weise said.

Further police investigation revealed the extent of the suspected embezzlement: $1,000,000, which police say was used for “personal living expenses, including car notes and credit card bills.”

Broich posted bond of $250,000, and is due back in court Feb. 6.