WATERFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — The Oakland County Sheriff's Department says a bookkeeper embezzled $110,000 from a suburban Detroit electrical contractor and used the stolen money to buy lottery tickets.
The department says 47-year-old Waterford Township resident Steven Sharrard was arraigned Friday in Pontiac District Court on embezzlement charges and freed on a $50,000 bond. He's due back in court on Thursday.
The sheriff's department says Sharrard worked as a bookkeeper at Moote Electric in Pontiac and had been employed there about 12 years.
The department says its detectives found that he took $110,000 over the past year.
There was no answer Sunday at a telephone listed for Sharrard.