Former MCE employee arraigned in circuit court

March 5, 2013

LUDINGTON — Robert Crane Bacon, 67, 2917 E. U.S. 10, Custer Twp., was arraigned this morning in 51st Circuit Court in front of Judge Richard Cooper on the felony charge of embezzlement.

Bacon was originally arraigned Jan. 18 in front of Judge Peter Wadel in 79th District Court. He waived his pre-trial conference in front of Wadel.

Bacon is charged with one count of embezzlement, and allegedly stole $96,000 when he was employed as the Mason County Eastern School District business manager between 2003 and 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. A final pre-trial conference is scheduled in front of Judge Cooper on March 19 at 10:45 a.m.

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