Embezzlement charge against ex-sheriff’s clerk

Kalamazoo and Battle Creek
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KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) — Criminal charges have been filed against a former clerk accused of embezzling from the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office.

Court records show and sources confirm that the suspect is Marcie Copeland, 47, of Decatur. A felony count of embezzlement by an agent or trustee of more than $20,000 was filed Wednesday.

Sources previously told 24 Hour News 8 that Copeland was accused of taking money that loved ones sent to inmates in the Kalamazoo County Jail.

The possible crime was discovered in May and Copeland was fired about a week later after an internal investigation.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Copeland.

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