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Bad Axe woman gets 270 days in jail for embezzlement and false report of a felony
Mon, 13 Jan 2020 12:39:20 EST
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A 33 year old Bad Axe woman was given 270 days in jail for embezzlement of 20 thousand to 50 thousand dollars and 180 days from false reporting of a felony and larceny in a building. Kayla Marie Orchard was in Huron County Circuit Court for her roll last year in the reported armed robbery of the Advance America - Cash Advance business where she was an employee. The court also ordered 36 months probation, and restitution she owed was originally stated at just over 27 thousand dollars yet to be recovered, however per a reqeust from her attorney a restitution hearing was scheduled for March 2nd to set the amount. Orchard told the court she was in a financial bind and that she was not going to be able to feed her children and herself, plus keep a roof over their heads. Judge Gerald Prill told her she took the easy route and should have taken the harder path and stood up to say I need help with family and her church. Judge Prill also talked about the impact of the false report on the community. He said when he heard the news reports, following a robbery days earlier in Marlette that he asked himself "are we in a safe community?" He indicated that others in the community likely felt the same way.