By Heather Lynn Peters | Muskegon Chronicle
February 26, 2010
MUSKEGON -- A judge blasted a longtime Muskegon County process server Thursday for bilking nearly 200 clients out of money over a six-month period.
Robert A. Ostrander Jr. broke into a locked door as part of a court order to seize the property of the Muskegon CBA team, the Michigan Mayhem, at the L.C. Walker Arena Tuesday, June 20, 2006. Ostrander works as part of Ostrander Legal Services LLC.Robert Ostrander, 62, of 6117 Ridgeview, Norton Shores, was sentenced by Kent County Chief 63rd District Judge Sara Smolenski on one count of false pretenses over $200 but less than $1,000, a one-year misdemeanor.
The charge stems from incidents that occurred in 2008. The case was handled by the Kent County Prosecutor's Office and assigned to a Kent County judge because the Muskegon County 60th District Court had used Ostrander's services.
Ostrander, represented by attorney Shawn Davis, was ordered to pay a total of $3,875.66 in restitution and court fines and costs. Of that, $1,275 was what prosecutors say he overcharged 174 individuals and agencies who hired him over that six months.
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Kent County judge blasts Norton Shores man accused of bilking process service clients