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Son of former Potterville city manager to be sentenced for larceny Thursday

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Posted at 4:27 AM, Aug 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-08 17:54:05-04

POTTERVILLE, Mich. — UPDATE:
James Darrow was sentenced on Thursday for the following:
Uttering and publishing (writing bad checks) - 18-months to 168 months prison with credit for 93 days served.
Larceny in a building (March - July of 2018.) 18-48 months, dept. of corrections, credit 93 days, plus restitution.

He was also sentenced for an unrelated case: possession of methamphetamine and retail fraud - 18-months to 120 months credit for 131 days served.

The prosecutor recommended concurrent sentences.

ORIGINAL STORY:
A man from Potterville charged with larceny is heading back to court Thursday to receive his sentence.
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An investigation in 2018 revealed at least 50 signed, unauthorized checks totaling over $24 thousand.

The discovery led to the arrest and resignation of then-city manager Wanda Darrow and her son James Darrow.

James is being sentenced Thursday.

Eaton County prosecutors charged him with four counts of larceny.

The checks were made out to James and Wanda's husband for contract services.

Her husband has not been charged.

Wanda Darrow was charged with one count of accessory after the fact to a felony and one count related to common law offenses.

James and Wanda Darrow turned themselves in following the investigation.

Now, another man, 25-year-old Erik Lager is also charged with three counts of larceny and three counts of uttering and publishing.

There are two warrants out for lager's arrest.

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