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Kathleen Jiles enters plea in connection with embezzlement charge

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Published: Sep. 22, 2020 at 5:03 PM EDT
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JACKSON, Mich. (WILX) - On Tuesday, Jackson County Prosecutor Jerry Jarzynka said the defendant entered a plea.

50-year old Kathleen Jiles entered a plea to Embezzlement $100,000 or more, Using a Computer to Commit a Crime, Uttering and Publishing, and Forgery. Embezzlement $100,000 or more and Using a Computer to Commit a Crime both carry a maximum penalty of 20 years in the Department of Corrections. Uttering and Publishing and Forgery both carry a maximum penalty of 14 years in the Department of Corrections.

On Feb. 1, 2019, the Jackson City Police Department responded to a report of an embezzlement. Through investigating, officials found the defendant had embezzled over $100,000.

Jiles’ sentencing is scheduled for Nov. 4, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. before Circuit Court Judge John G. McBain.

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