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Ex-county commissioner faces prison for embezzlement

March 10, 2015
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A former county commissioner is facing prison time after pleading guilty in an embezzlement case.

Bob Wooley, who served as a Berrien County commissioner and director of the North Berrien Senior Center, was accused of embezzling more than $100,000 from the center and trying to embezzle money from North Berrien Fire Rescue, where he was previously the treasurer.

The 62-year-old Coloma man's sentencing is April 20.

Wooley's lawyer says money was used to support gambling expenses.

Wooley resigned as commissioner on Friday, the same day as his plea. He was re-elected in November, and his term runs through the end of 2016.

A replacement is expected to be appointed by the board of commissioners in the southwest Michigan county.

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