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Judge sentences ex-police chief for embezzlement

June 27, 2017
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A former police chief in the region has been sentenced to five months in jail for embezzlement.

Robert Wilson was accused of failing to give vehicle-inspection money to Shelby, a village in Oceana County, over a two-year period. He was police chief at the time, but he lost his job because of the investigation.

The Michigan Attorney General's office said this month Wilson was also placed on probation for three years and ordered to pay $70,000 in restitution.

He earlier pleaded guilty to embezzling $20,000 or more and making a false certification.

A vehicle with a salvage title must be inspected before it's eligible for a license plate. Inspections can cost up to $100.

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