Charges dropped against Plainfield Twp. supervisor

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WYOMING, Mich. (WOOD) — Charges were dropped against Plainfield Township’s supervisor who was accused of taking $180,000 from a business partner.

Friday, Kent County Circuit Court Judge Johnston dismissed the larceny by conversion charges against 52-year-old Jay Spencer.

The charges stemmed from a 2011 business arrangement between 52-year-old Spencer and Jolan Don Jackson in which they agreed to “flip” homes. Jackson allegedly put $241,000 into the project.

That partnership ended after a Target 8 investigation and a lawsuit in which Spencer was ordered to pay $540,000 to Jackson and two other men. Only Jackson is named as a victim in the criminal charge.

Spencer also filed for bankruptcy but held on to his job as supervisor, despite calls from at least one member of the township board to resign.

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