DETROIT (WWJ) – A woman who admitted embezzling about $600,000 from a Grand Rapids bank has been sentenced to 37 months in federal prison.

Joanne Wierenga’s lawyer says she needs help for a gambling addiction more than a long prison stay.

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Joanne Wierenga sentenced to 37 months in Federal prison for embezzlement.

Her sentence on Monday was at the low-end of the guidelines.

Wierenga pled guilty in February to embezzling from Huntington Bank for seven years.

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