Three Sentenced for Stealing From Montcalm County Elderly Woman

Three people have been sentenced for stealing from a 90-year-old Montcalm County woman.

In early March, Teri Miller was convicted by a jury of the following charges:

  • one count of embezzlement from a vulnerable adult, between $50,000 and $100,000;
  • one count of embezzlement from a vulnerable adult, $1,000 or more but less than $20,000;
  • one count of using a computer to commit a crime;
  • three counts of using a financial transaction device without consent; and
  • one count of tax – failure to file.

On Thursday, Judge Ronald Schafer sentenced Miller to 57 months to 15 years on the count of embezzlement between $50,000 and $100,000.

Miller was also sentenced to 14 months to five years on the count of embezzlement of $1,000 or more but less than $20,000.

Both of Miller’s sentences are to be served consecutively for a total of 71 months in prison, and she will have to also pay $97,798 in restitution to the victim’s estate.

Miller still faces one count of resisting or obstructing a police officer, which comes from her arrest on the embezzlement charges. Officials say that charge is pending in a separate case.

Miller’s husband, Kelly Miller, along with her brother Tim Riva, were also sentenced Thursday.

Riva previously pleaded no contest to one count receiving stolen property, $200 or more but less than $1,000 and one count of embezzlement from a vulnerable adult, $200 or more but less than $1,000.

Kelly Miller also previously pleaded no contest to one count receiving or concealing stolen property $200 or more but less than $1,000.

He was sentenced Thursday to 59 days in jail with credit for 59 days served, as well as three years probation. Miller will also have to pay $2,700 to the victim’s estate.

Riva was ordered to pay $2,000 in restitution to the victim’s estate and is under probationary supervision until the restitution, court costs and fines are paid in full.