Man who stole more than $600,000 from Alabama country club headed to prison

Published 12:06 pm Friday, February 21, 2020

A judge sentenced a man to more than three years in prison Friday for stealing more than $630,000 from an Alabama country club.

U.S. District Judge Annemarie Axon imposed the 41-month sentence on Michael Charles Vines, who pleaded guilty last year to defrauding the Country Club of Birmingham, prosecutors said in a news release.

Vines worked on finances for the club from 2002 through 2018. The statement said he took money from the club by making fraudulent entries into a financial management system and then making false claims to management and auditors.