Embezzlement, retail fraud all on local police blotter
Embezzlement, retail fraud and an outstanding warrant arrest were all part of the Frankenmuth Police Department’s blotter last week.
Tuesday evening, November 3, the Fenton Police Department contacted the FPD, advising they had a 43-year-old Fenton man stopped on a traffic stop. During the investigation, Fenton officers determined the FPD had an outstanding warrant for his arrest.
The two agencies met halfway on I-75, he could not post bond and the FPD lodged him in the Saginaw Count Jail.
Thursday afternoon, November 5, FPD officers were summoned to a downtown business for the report of embezzlement by an employee.
The property agent told officers that when this person worked on days between October 23 through November 4, the cash register receipts were coming up short.
Officers arrived, interviewed the suspect, a 24-year-old Saginaw female, and she admitted to taking the cash and was cooperative with the police. Over $700 was taken over that time frame.
“Oddly enough, she had enough money on her to pay back at the scene and she was released from her employment,” FPD Chief Don Mawer said.
The local police submitted paperwork to the Saginaw County Prosecutor’s Office for their review on possible embezzlement charges.
Saturday evening, November 7, officers were called to a store in the Frankenmuth River Place Shops for a retail fraud investigation.
A 32-year-old Trenton woman had exited a store when she set off the theft alarm. She was detained by employees until officers arrived.
The investigation determined the female had taken a garment from that store and another item from a different store. She paid for the garment, was released and was advised paperwork would be forwarded to the Saginaw County Prosecutor’s Office for possible retail fraud – third degree charges.
With firearm deer season set to begin in Sunday, November 15, Mawer advises area motorists to be alert for bounding deer. As of press time, only a few car-deer accidents have been reported.