MUSKEGON — A Muskegon County 14th Circuit Court clerk who was fired earlier this year for allegedly stealing public funds has been charged with embezzlement.
Lisa Hovis, 43, who formerly worked as an account clerk for the Friend of the Court division, has been charged with one count of embezzlement by a public official over $50, a 10-year felony, according to Muskegon County Prosecutor Tony Tague.
A warrant was issued Oct. 14, Tague said, but Hovis had not yet been arraigned in Muskegon County 60th District Court as of Monday.
The allegations stem from her receiving child support payments from clients “and taking some of the money for her personal benefit,” Tague said. FULL STORY