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Ales Admits to Embezzling from Munson Medical Center in Traverse City

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A former manager of food and nutrition services at Munson Medical Center admits to stealing from the Traverse City hospital.

On Friday, Jeffrey Ales pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $1,000 but less than $20,000.

Ales was employed by Sodexo, the company contracted by Munson Medical Center to oversee their food and nutrition services.

He worked at Munson from May 2008 until October 2013.

That's when the hospital realized there may be a problem.

Court records show Ales admitted to buying Mastercard gift cards with company money, and using them to buy personal items.

He will be sentenced July 21, and must pay back $21,000.