2014-06-12 / Front Page

Local woman to face embezzlement charge

MANISTIQUE – A Manistique woman is facing a felony embezzlement charge allegedly related to her employment at Schoolcraft County Friend of the Court.

Mary Christine Bontekoe, 32, of 198N State Hwy M-149, was arraigned Wednesday in 93rd District Court on one count of embezzlement – agent or trustee, $1,000 - $20,000. If convicted, Bontekoe faces up to five years in prison and/ or a fine of $10,000 or three times the value of the money stolen, whichever is greater.

The crimes allegedly occurred from June – October of 2013, while Bontekoe was employed at the Schoolcraft County Friend of the Court office.

She is scheduled for a preliminary hearing June 25 at 2 p.m.

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