DETROIT (AP) — A woman who worked for the city of Detroit has pleaded guilty to stealing $265,000.
Masharn Franklin worked in Detroit’s audit and payroll department where she was in charge of garnishing money from the paychecks of city employees. The government says she came up with a scheme to embezzle money by issuing checks in the names of her relatives.READ MORE: MSU Police: Tip From Private Investigator Led To Discovery Of Body Believed To Be Brendan Santo
The FBI so far has recovered $58,000. Franklin pleaded guilty Tuesday and will get her sentence on Aug. 15.READ MORE: Consumer Alert: How To Avoid Fake N95, KN95 Masks
U.S. Attorney Matthew Schneider says Franklin “abused her position of trust.” He says federal authorities will continue to assist Detroit as it continues to turn the corner after emerging from bankruptcy.MORE NEWS: Flint Public Schools Staying Virtual Indefinitely Due To Large Amount Of Positive COVID-19 Cases
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