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Man charged with embezzling local auto workers union

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Posted at 2:39 PM, Jan 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-13 14:39:58-05

BYRON CENTER, Mich. — Embezzlement charges have been filed against the former financial secretary of a local auto workers union, according to court records.

The charges were filed Tuesday against Brian Rittenhouse of United Auto Workers Local 1320, which is based out of Byron Center.

He’s being accused of embezzling $500 that were marked in the books for union T-shirts.

It happened between Dec. 2, 2016 and April 20, 2018, according to the indictment.

Rittenhouse is being charged with a count of embezzlement and theft of labor organization asset, as well as a count of false entry in a record required to be kept by a labor organization.

Read the full indictment here.