32-month sentence for woman who stole homeless aid

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

DETROIT (AP) - An Oakland County woman who admits stealing $380,000 from a program for the homeless has been sentenced to 32 months in federal prison.

Linda Linseman is a former state employee. She was back in Detroit federal court Tuesday, four months after pleading guilty to theft of government property.

The plea deal signed by the 55-year-old Waterford woman says she spent the money for herself or allowed others to enjoy it. The scheme lasted four years until summer 2012.

Linseman was seeking just a year in prison. Ahead of the hearing, defense attorney Christopher Andreoff said a punishment was is in order but extensive psychological counseling for Linseman should be a priority, too.


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