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      Woman faces embezzling charge involving assisted living facility

      The case against a Rapid River woman, arrested for embezzling from a health care system, is heading to circuit court.

      Thirty-nine-year-old Jana Chaperon waived her preliminary hearing on Monday morning in Schoolcraft County District Court. She is facing one charge of embezzlement between $50,000 and $100,000. Chaperon is also being charged with using a computer to commit a crime.

      She was the director of the Woodland Meadows Assisted Living Facility, which was owned by Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital. Police say she resigned from her position before the facility was sold in the summer of 2012.

      If Chaperon is convicted, her embezzlement charge carries a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison. Her next court date has not been set.