Former MCE employee accused of embezzlement

January 18, 2013

LUDINGTON — Robert Crane Bacon, 67, 2917 E. U.S. 10, Custer Twp., was arraigned by the county magistrate today on one count of embezzlement, $50,000 to $100,000.
It is alleged that Bacon embezzled money while he was treasurer of Mason County Eastern School District from 2003 until Dec. 31, 2011.
According to an investigation performed by the Michigan State Police and a forensic accounting prepared at the request of the school district, the Mason County Prosecutor’s Office alleges Bacon embezzled just over $96,000 during his tenure at the school.
The felony is punishable by up to 10 years confinement. Bacon was released on a $15,000 personal recognizance bond pending a preliminary examination scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 30 at 11 a.m. in 79th District Court.

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