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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A West Michigan church whose pastor is charged with embezzling from the church has cancelled its worship services. A notice to members of Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church in Grand Rapids says services were cancelled...
ST. JOSEPH, Mich. -- A St. Joseph man is accused of abusing the trust of his church. Jon Michael Rupple was charged with embezzling more than $100.000 from Saint Peter's Church in Saint Joe. The long-time member will be arraigned later this month. For...
Tags: Corporate Crime, Theft, Human Interest, Punishment, Politics
An Osceola woman has received a nearly three-year prison term for embezzling from her employer. Roxanna Brown, 34, a long-trusted employee of Mishawaka-based Steinhoffer Scale Co. Inc., handled the company’s finances. U.S. District Judge Jon...
Tags: Corporate Crime, Prisons, Judges, Punishment, Credit and Debt
NILES — A Berrien Springs funeral home owner will be sentenced May 2 for embezzling more than $260,000 of people's prepaid funeral funds over the last several years. Matthew Purchase, 40, of East Washington Street in Berrien Springs, is the...
When South Whitehall officials removed Nancy A. Tonkin from her job as the person in charge of handling the money that residents paid for their utility bills, she threw a tantrum, stomping around and treating her co-workers miserably, her boss said....
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Judges in Michigan can impose tougher sentences on criminals who embezzle money from senior citizens and the mentally ill under a new state law. Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday signed the Vulnerable Adult Embezzlement Statute...
WARREN, Mich. (AP) — A former suburban Detroit law clerk accused of illegally accepting a few hundred dollars to help someone deal with a traffic ticket has pleaded guilty to embezzlement. Defense lawyer Thomas Tomko says Wisam Mikho made the...
As Bill Graham was to rock, Pasquale Rotella is to dance music – a diehard promoter with staying power in a field overrun for years with quick-buck hustlers, many of whom aren't around anymore. Rotella is still here and more powerful than ever; in...
SEX ABUSE-JAILS Federal report documents inmate sex abuse in US INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A new federal report says inmates at jails in Indianapolis, Baltimore, St. Louis and Philadelphia face the nation's highest levels of sexual abuse at the hands...
BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — An Indiana man faces up to 20 years in prison in an embezzlement case from Battle Creek. James Korson is accused of taking $183,000 from Pyper Products. The 56-year-old from Angola, Ind., pleaded no contest to...
Tags: Corporate Crime, Prisons, Punishment, Trials
A former Compton firefighter pleaded not guilty Friday to charges of arson, grand theft and embezzlement in connection with a fire that destroyed hundreds of thousands of dollars' worth of communications equipment in December 2011. Marcel Melanson, 37,...
South Bend TribuneCASSOPOLIS — A Niles man whose obsession with a Cass County woman led to her unlawful imprisonment, sexual assault and an eventual 14-hour standoff with police will pay a heavy price for his crime. Despite Michael Long’s tearful apology, Cass...
Tags: Prisons, Theft, Justice System, Sex Crimes, Corporate Crime
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