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Ex-armored truck worker avoids jail; to pay back stolen cash

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - A judge has ordered a former armored truck company worker in western Michigan to pay back $50,000 that was stolen instead of delivered to the firm's customers.
 
MLive.com reports Wednesday that 24-year-old Dalton Crawford of Wyoming, near Grand Rapids, pleaded guilty Aug. 27 to embezzlement.
 
Crawford was sentenced Tuesday in Kent County Circuit Court and agreed to make restitution instead of spending time in jail. The money has to be paid back in three years. Failure to make timely payments could result in jail time.
 
Federal Armored Truck Co. owner Stanton Barr told a judge that the theft was during the summer and was not covered by insurance.
 
Some of the money was used to buy a car. The newspaper reports that $20,000 already has been paid back.