Wexford County Woman Sentenced for Embezzling from Adult Child

A Wexford County woman who pleaded guilty to embezzling thousands of dollars from her adult child was sentenced Monday.

Tamala Taylor, 63, was sentenced in a Wexford County court to 24 months probation, $32,578.81 in restitution to the victim and standard fines and costs.

In February, Taylor pleaded guilty to embezzlement from a vulnerable adult, $1,000 to $20,000, a five-year felony. She also agreed to pay restitution to her child in the amount of $32,578.81.

According to the Michigan Attorney General’s Office, Taylor used more $32,000 of her adult child’s money for her own purposes between 2018 and 2019 while her child resided in an adult foster care home in Manton. The attorney general’s office says Taylor refused to pay the full amount of her child’s rent at the AFC home and would not provide adequate funds for her child’s personal expenses.

“This case is yet another example of the dedication by our Financial Crimes Division to pursue instances of wrongdoing targeting a vulnerable adult,” Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel said.