Alger County Man Arraigned on Forgery and Embezzlement Charges

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Alger country man faces up to 28 years in prison for forgery and embezzlement

The Schoolcraft County Sheriff’s Department worked with Michigan State Police on the case

MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – An Alger County man was arraigned yesterday on charges connected to the embezzlement of funds from the Manistique Moose Lodge.

56-year-old Ray Hayford of Wetmore was arraigned in 93rd District Court on four counts of forgery and one count of embezzlement of more than $1000 but less than $20,000. He faces up to 14 years behind bars for each count of forgery plus a maximum of 10 years in prison for the embezzlement charge.

Hayford is lodged in the Schoolcraft County Jail. He was arrested after a joint investigation by the Schoolcraft County Sheriff’s Department and Michigan State Police from the Manistique Detachment.

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