2012-07-19 / Front Page

Manistique man charged with embezzlement, forgery

Allegedly stole from Manistique Moose Lodge

MANISTIQUE – A Manistique man has been charged with forgery and embezzlement from the Manistique Moose Lodge. The arrest followed a joint investigation between the Michigan State Police – Manistique Detachment and the Schoolcraft County Sheriff’s Department.

Ray Hayford, 56, was arraigned in the 93rd District Court Wednesday, according to a press release from the MSP. He faces five felony charges, including four counts of forgery, each carrying a maximum penalty of up to 14 years in prison, and one count of embezzlement over $1,000, but under $20,000, which carries a maximum penalty of up to 10 years in prison.

Hayford was lodged in the Schoolcraft County Jail, but is currently released on a $5,000, ten percent bond. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 30 at 1:30 in district court.

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