Friday, December 5, 2014

County Commissioner In Michigan Accused Of Embezzling $100+K From Senior Center

From WWMT Ch.3 on 12/4/2014:

BERRIEN COUNTY, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - The Berrien County Prosecutor's Office has authorized charges against a 62-year-old Coloma man, accused of stealing over $100,000 from a senior center.

Robert A. Wooley is facing a charge of embezzlement over $100,000, which is a felony punishable by up to 20 years in jail.

An investigation by the Michigan State Police revealed funds from the North Berrien Senior Center were being forwarded to an investment account in the name of the center, and Wooley was an authorized signor.

According to the prosecutor's office, the center's board was unaware of the existence of the account.

Wooley has been the center's director since 1996, and is also a Berrien County Commissioner.

Records obtained by state police indicate the funds were transmitted between 2007 and 2014, and the total amount exceeded $150,000.

Read the whole story here.

Update (3/6/2015): Wooley pleaded guilty.  Read the update here.

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