2013-05-16 / Front Page

Woman arrested in SMH theft case

Former employee to face charges for allegedly embezzling funds

MANISTIQUE – A 39-year-old Rapid River resident has been arrested on charges stemming from an embezzlement investigation at Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital.

According to a news release from the Michigan State Police – St. Ignace Post, Jana Chaperon was arraigned in Schoolcraft County 93rd District Court on Wednesday. Chaperon was the former director of the Woodland Meadows Assisted Living Facility, a business formerly owned by SMH. The business was sold late last year.

Chaperone resigned from that position last summer, prior to the facility’s sale.

She was charged with two felonies: one charge of embezzlement of between $50 and $100,000; and one charge of using a computer to commit a crime.

If convicted, the embezzlement charge carries a maximum penalty of up to 15 years in prison.

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