Former museum director gets delay of sentence

MARQUETTE — A sentence was delivered this morning in the embezzlement case involving the former director of the Marquette Maritime Museum.

Carrie Fries, 37, received a delay of sentence to give her the opportunity to prove herself deserving of leniency. Fries was arrested back in April after investigation into an embezzlement complaint at the museum and the McClintock Recognition Project. She pleaded guilty to one count of embezzlement in June.

At her sentencing, Fries presented a check for nearly $35,000 as full restitution to be paid back to the non-profit. If she complies with the terms of her probation, her sentence may be dismissed.

An additional hearing will be scheduled in about ten months.