Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Decatur Schools employee steps down after embezzlement charges

 A longtime Decatur Schools employee has stepped down after she was charged with embezzlement earlier this year. 

Michigan State Police say the assistant bookkeeper for Decatur Schools has stepped down after more than 20 years on the job. This comes after she pleaded guilty to embezzlement charges. 

Michigan State Police say they were contacted by a school official to look into the potential embezzlement. 

Sharon Hemenway turned herself in as a result of the investigation during the first week of January. 

Newschannel 3 is told that Hemenway was accused of taking anywhere from five to fourteen thousand dollars over the course of a year. 

Police say the money was pulled from student accounts like the National Honors Society. 

Hemenway stepped down at a school board meeting. MSP says there will be a restitution hearing coming up to determine how much money she’ll have to pay back to the school

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