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Cheboygan caregiver and his wife charged with embezzling from a vulnerable adult

CHEBOYGAN — The Cheboygan County Sheriff’s Office received a tip on April 26 about possible embezzlement from a vulnerable adult.

“A family member assisted the victim in reporting that checks were written from the victim’s investment account over the course of a year resulting in a large loss of funds,” said Undersheriff Josh Ginop.

The investigation led to the arrest of the caregiver, Edward John Guyette II, and his wife, Jessica Marie Guyette, both from Cheboygan.

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Edward Guyette is charged with:

  • Conducting a criminal enterprise, 20 year felony
  • 33 counts of uttering and publishing, 14 year felonies
  • 33 counts of forgery, 14 year felonies
  • Conspiracy to interfere in a criminal case, 10 year felony
  • Larceny $20,000 or more

Jessica Guyette is charged with:

  • Conspiracy to conduct a criminal enterprise, 20 year felony
  • Conspiracy to commit embezzlement rom a vulnerable adult $100,000 or more, 20 year felony
  • Conspiracy to commit uttering and publishing, 14 year felony
  • Conspiracy to commit forgery, 14 year felony
  • Conspiracy to commit interfere in a criminal case, 10 year felony

Undersheriff Ginop said the investigation is ongoing and may result in additional charges.

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