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Warrant issued for retired Department of Treasury worker in embezzlement case

Matt Madd

The office of the Attorney General on Friday announced a warrant has been issued for a former Department of Treasury worker accused of embezzlement.

Cheryl Anne Hall retired from the department in 2016 after working for the treasury for 21 years. She is accused of embezzling over $50,000.

Kelly Rossman-McKinney is with the office of the Attorney General. She said the embezzlement was discovered by a taxpayer who noted problems with their payments.

“The treasury department itself began to investigate and once they realized the depth and breadth of the payment scheme they reached out to the Michigan state police and the Attorney General to conduct a criminal investigation.”

Rossman-McKinney said fewer than 100 people were affected.

“Updated procedures, practices, and technology have all been put into place by the department of treasury to prevent that type of situation from occurring again.”

Rossman-McKinney said the warrant is the result of a two-year investigation from the office of the Attorney General.

Hall is facing multiple charges, including embezzlement, which could result in a $25,000 fine and/or up to 15 years in prison.

Anyone with additional information regarding the case is encouraged to reach out to the Cadillac State Police Post.

You can call them at 231 779 6040.