UPDATE: Investigation complete in East Lansing embezzlement case
The East Lansing Police Department has completed its investigation into an embezzlement and larceny case that they say involves a former City of East Lansing employee.
On November 6, police released the name of the suspect.
Colter Ann Tupper is accused of a two-count felony which includes embezzlement, which is a a$1,000-$20,000 fine and a five-year felony, and she is charged with larceny in a building, a four-year felony.
She was arraigned in the East Lansing 54B District Court.
On October 22, East Lansing Police Department Deputy Chief Steve Gonzalez told News 10 the suspect was part of the parking division.
The parking division deals with parking garages, surface lots and meters within the city of East Lansing.
Gonzalez said that the same suspect also stole a laptop from the city's lost and found on September 14th.
The laptop belonged to someone not affiliated with the city.
The two incidents are being investigated together, although Gonzalez said the stolen laptop was not part of the embezzlement.
And, since the city of East Lansing does not have an ordinance against embezzlement, any of those charges filed were by the state.
Gonzalez said all information has been turned over to the Ingham County Prosecutor’s Office since the investigation is complete.