Grand Haven Assistant Superintendent Accused of Embezzling More Than $100,000
The Grand Haven Department of Public Safety is looking for former Grand Haven Area Public Schools Assistant Superintendent Brian Wheeler.
Wheeler is accused of embezzling more than $100,000 or more from the school district.
He is also facing another charge for using a computer to commit a crime.
How is Embezzlement Punished in Michigan
According to Criminal Defense Lawyer penalties for embezzlement of $100,000 or more include a fine of up to $50,000, or three times the amount embezzled (whichever is greater); up to 20 years in prison, or both.
How Is Using A Computer To Commit A Crime Punished In Michigan
According to Abdo Law the penalty imposed for using a computer to commit a crime will depend upon the underlying crime that was attempted or committed by the perpetrator. Most computer crimes are charged as felonies and the penalties associated with computer crimes are as severe or greater than the penalty associated with the undying crime.
The Grand Haven Department of Public Safety in a statement said:
Detectives from the Grand Haven Department of Public Safety are investigating an embezzlement reported by senior staff at Grand Haven Area Public Schools.
Irregularities in financial transactions over an extended period were discovered in accounts directly managed by the suspect, Assistant Superintendent Brian Wheeler.