Redford woman sentenced to probation after stealing $24K from 92-year-old man

Woman worked as bank teller


REDFORD, Mich. – A Redford woman was sentenced to 2 1/2 years of probation Friday after she stole money from an elderly man’s account while working as a bank teller.

Stephanie Joyce-Bennett Beauford, 52, worked at Michigan First Credit Union since 2005. She was fired after she admitted to taking money from a 92-year-old man’s account. The man was hospitalized at the time.

The withdraws totaled $24,000, officials said.

The incident was submitted to the Michigan Department of Attorney General by the state Department of Insurance and Financial Services in 2018, when the victim’s family filed a complaint.

"I will not stand by while criminals take advantage of our most vulnerable populations,” Attorney General Dana Nessel said.

Beauford pleaded guilty to embezzlement from a vulnerable adult last month. She had repaid $20,000 to the victim’s account and another $4,000 in restitution as part of the guilty plea.

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