Former Hersey treasurer waives preliminary exam

By John Raffel
Correspondent

A former village of Hersey treasurer, charged for alleged embezzlement while holding her position, has waived her preliminary examination, according to published reports.

Prosecuting attorney Tony Badovinac said last month he has charged Angela Clark, 35, of Hersey, with two felonies.
“She is accused of taking around $14,000 from the village of Hersey in her capacity as village treasurer over the past two years,” Badovinac said. “She is charged with embezzlement by a public official over $50 which is a 10-year felony and embezzlement of public monies by a public officer, a 5-year felony.”

She was scheduled for a preliminary exam on Aug. 31 in Osceola County’s 77th District Court. But she waived her prelim and the case has been bound over to circuit court.

Angela Clark, the former Village of Hersey treasurer.

Angela Clark, the former Village of Hersey treasurer.

Published reports indicate Clark will be rearraigned on her charges with a pretrial on Sept. 18 in Osceola County’s 49th Circuit Court.

According to published reports, the Michigan State Police Mount Pleasant Post started an investigation this past June after being informed misappropriated funds were discovered during a regularly-scheduled audit. According to the reports, a detective presented his findings to the county prosecuting attorney’s office and then Badovinac authorized the charges.
“It is alleged that she took fees from campsites, which Hersey owns, waste water dumping fees, firewood fees, cemetery fees and some property tax payments,” Badovinac told The Marion Press. “Michigan State Police officers investigated the crimes.”



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