Businesses in Elmwood and Leelanau Township reported unrelated employee thefts to the Leelanau County Sheriff's Office Friday. The calls were received within 90 minutes of each other, and involved an employee suspected of stealing two bottles of alcohol, and stealing money over the course of the past few months, respectively.
Both cases were assigned to deputies who are actively investigating. Embezzlement by an Agent or Trustee under $200 is a misdemeanor with a 93 day maximum jail sentence. The penalty increases to one year if the amount is over $200 but less than $1000.
The names of the businesses were not initially made pubilc.