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Local woman accused of embezzling from charity

Local woman accused of embezzling from charity
Posted at 9:31 AM, Jul 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-23 09:31:13-04

An Eaton Rapids woman is accused of stealing money from a charity.

Janette Lauzon is charged with one felony count of embezzlement between one and twenty thousand dollars.

She is a former office administrator and book-keeper at "Helping Hands Respite Care" in East Lansing.

The non-profit helps families with loved ones who have special needs.

The money was discovered missing during a review of payroll records.

Lauzon faces up to ten years in prison if convicted.