2016-12-08 / Courts

Accused of stealing from elderly man

SHERRILL SHERRILL A 62-year-old Roseville woman pleaded guilty to failure to appear for arraignment on a felony charge of embezzlement by an agent or a trustee.

Kathryn M. Sherrill, formerly of Leelanau County, is accused of taking between $1,000 and $20,000 from a Leelanau Township man she was taking care of, according to a court report.

Sherrill was an appointed conservator for the man but used funds entrusted to her for her own personal expenses, the report said.

The money was allegedly taken between December 2012 and July.

A bench warrant that had been issued last week was recalled after Sherrill appeared in court on the charge on Tuesday.

Sherrill did not enter a plea on the embezzlement charge and is requesting a court-appointed attorney.

She is currently free on a $5,000 personal recognizance bond.

Embezzlement by an agent or trustee is a felony punishable by up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000 or three times the amount embezzled, whichever is greater.

A probable cause conference for Sherrill is set for Dec. 13 and preliminary exam is set for Dec. 20.

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