Two Lake Township Officials Accused of Embezzlement

Township officials accused mishandling public money have been officially charged.

The embezzlement investigation is centered in Lake Township near Houghton Lake in Roscommon County.

Treasurer Thomas Rose and clerk Cynthia Russo went before a judge today.

The prosecutor handling the case says Rose was keeping a portion of tax money he collected, but it wasn’t approved as it had been in the past.

Russo is accused of writing checks to Rose.

Both are accused of lying.

Rose and Russo will return to court next week.