Saturday, December 1, 2012

Former secretary sentenced in Michigan school embezzlement case

A former middle school secretary who stole from student fundraisers at Croswell-Lexington Middle School was slated to begin today serving 60 days in the Sanilac County Jail, according to the Sanilac County Prosecutor’s Office.

Cheryl Francis, 39, of Lexington Township was sentenced Monday to serve time in the Sanilac County Jail, 30 days of community service and two years of probation.

Franics also must pay about $23,023 in restitution to Croswell-Lexington Community Schools.

Francis pleaded no contest Oct. 1 to one count of embezzlement of more than $1,000 but less than $20,000.

She took money from the school between 2009 and 2012, Croswell-Lexington Superintendent Kevin Miller had said. The money had been meant for things such as a Cedar Point trip and a new electronic sign for the middle school.

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