Embezzlement suspect receives probation sentence

MARQUETTE — A Gwinn woman accused of embezzling $19,000 from The Pines at Red Fox Woods Condominium Association was sentenced Thursday morning in Marquette County District Court.

Tracy Spruitenburg, 44, received 12 months probation plus court fines and costs. Spruitenburg was arrested by the Forsyth Township Police Department in October for embezzling $19,000 from the association.

Spruitenburg’s attorney, Robert Judici, says his client has a gambling problem. She will take part in gambling counseling as part of her probation.

Spruitenburg pleaded guilty to an embezzlement charge in December as part of a plea agreement.