WEST BRANCH (WWJ/AP) – Authorities say they have charged two mid-Michigan jail officers with embezzling money.

Ogemaw County Jail employees Rodney Harry and Steven Pizzala Jr. have been charged with embezzling between $200 and $1,000, WSGW-AM reported.

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Sheriff Howie Hanft requested Michigan State Police investigate and the Arenac County prosecutor’s office help with the case to avoid conflicts of interest.

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No attorneys are listed for the men.

If convicted, the men face up to one year in jail and fine of $2,000 or three times the amount taken.

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