Small township, big theft: Ex-treasurer must pay $1.4M
May. 14, 2018
IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A former township treasurer in the Upper Peninsula has been ordered to pay $1.4 million in an embezzlement investigation.
Jyl Olson-DeRosso was scheduled to get her sentence Monday in Gogebic (Go-GEY'-bic) County, but the court hearing was postponed. A judge ordered restitution last week.
Olson-DeRosso was treasurer in Ironwood Township, which has less than 3,000 residents. The Daily Globe reports that she's been ordered to repay more than $1.2 million in missing money and another $155,000 in costs related to the investigation.
Olson-DeRosso pleaded guilty or no contest to 10 charges, although she says she believes an audit wrongly blamed her for "everything that has ever been wrong in Ironwood Township."
Information from: Daily Globe, http://yourdailyglobe.com