Courthouse Update: Cop on Trial, a Plea Deal for a Minuteman, and a Frat Boy Smells Freedom

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  • Bookkeeper Michelle Hice pleads guilty

  • Hice was fired from an accounting firm in October, after the IRS informed the Buckeye Veterinarian Clinic -- where Hice had been daily accounting, payroll, and bills for the past year -- that it didn't pony up for taxes. The clinic turned over the books to the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, which discovered that Hice wrote checks to herself for $130,000. Hice had also deposited more than $25,000 in checks from a church in Goodyear, where she had also been hired to do some accounting. She pleaded guilty to fraudulent schemes and artifices and misconduct involving weapons. Her sentencing is set for October 3 before Judge Robert Gottsfield.

    See also: Michelle Hice Accused of Cookin' the Books Again

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