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      Treasurer arrested on embezzlement charges

      The Village of Baraga Treasurer has been arrested on embezzlement charges.

      On Thursday, Cynthia Wadaga was arraigned in Baraga District Court.

      Wadaga is charged with embezzling more than $20,000, but less than $50,000 from First Choice Autobody in L'Anse. This is a felony charge that carries a 10 year prison sentence or a $15,000 fine if convicted.

      The 45 year old worked at the auto shop for two years. L'Anse Village Police arrested Wadaga on Wednesday, but she is now out on a $500 bond.

      She'll be back in court for a preliminary hearing October 23.