Teacher charged with embezzlement
A suspended school teacher in the area has been arraigned on an embezzlement charge.
The teach allegedly pawned more than $28,000 in computers and overhead projectors stolen from his school over 5.5 years.
Thirty-eight-year-old Anthony Marsiglia of Grand Rapids was freed on bond following his court appearance Wednesday.
Kent County Sheriff's Deputy William Marks wrote in an arrest affidavit that after officers confronted Marsiglia, he admitting stealing and pawning the equipment.
The thefts occurred at Duncan Lake Middle School in Caledonia between Nov. 30, 2011 and March 20, 2017.
The embezzlement charge is punishable by up to 10 years in prison.
Caledonia Superintendent Randy Rodriguez said yesterday that Marsiglia has been placed on unpaid leave.
A telephone message seeking comment was left at a home phone for Marsiglia.