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Former Albion City Manager charged with embezzlement

Latonya Rufus accused of taking up to $20,000
Posted at 2:21 PM, Aug 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-17 14:21:58-04

ALBION, Mich. — The woman who used to run the day-to-day operations in the city of Albion is now charged with taking taxpayers' money.

Latonya Rufus was arraigned on August 7 on two counts of embezzlement. Court documents show she's accused of taking under $20,000 from the city's coffers.

Rufus allegedly took the funds back in November of 2018. The city council put her on administrative leave in January 2019, and took away her pay a month later.

Court records show charges were filed in March of 2019, but a misspelling of her last name on the warrant may have led to the delay in her arraignment.

Rufus now lives out of state. She's scheduled to be back in court next month.