Former Office Manager Going on Trial for Embezzlement

By: News 10
By: News 10

A former office manager accused of stealing more than $100,000 from his employer will go to trial.

A judge decided Thursday there is enough evidence to move the case forward against Wayne Michael Balcom of Potterville. Investigators say he embezzled more than $130,000 from the Holt Family Practice in Ingham County's Delhi Township.

The investigation started last August after owners of the clinic noticed the missing money.

Balcom has a prior conviction for check fraud. He could face up to 20 years in prison if convicted on the embezzlement charge.

We spoke to his family in March when charges were issued. They maintain his innocence. The doctor's office declined to comment.

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  • by James Location: Lansing on Apr 18, 2013 at 09:05 PM
    Just based on the file photo here, you can obviously tell the man is pretty stupid.
  • by Name Location: Location on Apr 12, 2013 at 05:20 AM
    either that, or someone else at the office found out about his prior and saw an opportunity.
  • by Gary Location: Grayling on Apr 11, 2013 at 11:43 AM
    Guess somebody didn't do a background check on their employee before offering him a job. Dang, not a good move.
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