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Former treasurer of Hazel Park is accused of defrauding the city of $50,000

Former treasurer of Hazel Park is accused of defrauding the city of $50,000

HAZEL PARK, MI A former city treasurer has been charged with embezzling cash payments from residents.

Jo Ann Hubbs, formerly Hubbras-Reeves' wife, is accused of using two checks for resident property taxes totaling $4,656.98 to pay personal expenses while she was Hazel Park treasurer in July 2018. She was fired in 2018.

She has been charged with embezzlement by a public official or agent, $50 or more, ten-year felony, official misconduct in office, five-yr common-law aggravated offense, and embozzlements by an employee or representative, $1,000 or greater but less than $20,000, one-half-life criminel.

The case was investigated by a task force of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The charges were announced on Tuesday by Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel.

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Timothy Waters, the FBIs Detroit Special Agent in Charge, stated, The FBI is committed to working with our state and local partners to protect the integrity of city government and to take strong measures against those who seek to profit personally by corrupting their elected positions.

Hubbs arraignment has been scheduled for this Thursday at 10:15 a.m. in 43rd District Court.

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