Montcalm County clerk accused of stealing sunglasses at bar

Posted at 6:25 PM, Jul 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-28 18:25:30-04

STANTON, Mich. (AP) — A county official in western Michigan who was named clerk of the year in 2015 is accused of stealing eyeglasses from a bar.

The Daily News in Greenville says Kristen Millard will appear in court on Aug. 9 on a misdemeanor charge of larceny under $200. Her attorney, Joshua Blanchard, says she has “strongly asserted her innocence.”

Millard is in her sixth term as Montcalm County clerk. She was first elected in 1996 and was named clerk of the year in 2015 by the Michigan Association of County Clerks.

County clerks oversee local elections, birth and death records, court records and many other duties.