Village of Baraga Treasurer Facing Embezzlement Charge

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Village of Baraga treasurer facing embezzlement chargesMARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Treasurer of the Village of Baraga is facing a felony embezzlement charge.

45-year-old Cynthia Wadaga was arraigned in Baraga District Court on a charge of Embezzlement of more than $20,000 but less than $50,000.

If convicted, Wadaga could get up to ten years in prison and/or a $15,000 fine.  Wadaga worked at the First Choice Autobody Shop in L’Anse where police say the money was taken from.

She was released on $500 bond. A preliminary hearing was scheduled for October 23.

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