Suspects sentenced for biggest embezzlement case in Chippewa County

John Grove, Joanie Grove, Victoria Garber, Not Pictured: Nicole Grove
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CHIPPEWA COUNTY, Mich. (WLUC) - UPDATE: Aug. 20, 4:09 p.m.
All of the people involved in the Ramada Ojibway Inn Embezzlement case were sentenced Tuesday afternoon in a Chippewa County courtroom.
Victoria Garber was sentenced to 13 months to 20 years in prison.
John Grove was sentenced to six months in jail with five years probation.
Joanie Grove was sentenced to 25 months to 20 years in prison.

Nicole Grove was sentenced to 9 months in jail with six months served immediately.
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UPDATE: July 29, 12:18 p.m.
Victoria Garber pleaded guilty to conducting a criminal enterprise. She has a sentencing scheduled for August 20.
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UPDATE: July 11, 1:51 p.m:
Nicole Grove pleaded guilty to conducting a Conducting a Criminal Enterprise, Embezzlement $100,000 or more, and Using a Computer to Commit a Crime.

Charges stem from her involvement in an embezzlement scheme that included overcharging credit cards and refusing refunds for guests at the Ramada Ojibway Inn in Chippewa County.

Her sentencing is scheduled for August 20 at 12:30 p.m.

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UPDATE: 6/17/2019, 2:02 p.m:

Two people involved in the Chippewa County Embezzlement case pleaded guilty to charges.

Joanie Grove pleaded guilty to conducting a criminal enterprise and embezzlement. John Grove took a plea deal, pleading guilty to conducting a criminal enterprise.

Both have a sentencing hearing scheduled on August 20 at 1:30 P.M.

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Four people accused of embezzling money from the Ramada Ojibway Inn have been arraigned in court.

Joanie Grove, John Grove, Nicole Grove, and Victoria Garber are accused of embezzling over half a million dollars through different types of theft and fraud. Allegedly, the suspects were overcharging credit cards users and refusing refunds.

58-year-old Joanie Grove was charged with Conducting a Criminal Enterprise, Embezzlement $100,000 or more, Using a Computer to Commit a Crime, Tampering with Evidence and Lying to a Peace Officer.

60-year-old John Grove was charged with one count of Conducting a Criminal Enterprise.

Nicole Grove was charged with Conducting a Criminal Enterprise, Embezzlement $100,000 or more, and Using a Computer to Commit a Crime.

51-year-old Victoria Garber was charged with Conducting a Criminal Enterprise and Using a Computer to Commit a Crime.

All four suspects will be back in court on February 26th for a probable cause conference and March 3rd, for a preliminary exam.

The prosecutor’s office reminds the public that all four individuals are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.



 
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