By Nick Gass
A former federal employee in Michigan has admitted to embezzling at least $150,000 from a Department of Veterans Affairs retail store and spending it all on an addiction to gambling, prostitutes and strippers, including lap dances from a stripper named “Ashley,” according to a criminal complaint filed this week in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.
The complaint states that Glenn Allen Bates, 57, admitted to the accusations while meeting with investigators last summer. Bates told investigators that he stole from the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System retail store that he managed, as well as its vending machines. He faces 10 years in prison if convicted.
Bates, who was released on $10,000 bond on Tuesday, was also reportedly relieved of his duties at a local high school as an assistant coach for baseball and girls basketball and as a statistician for the football team.