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Western Michigan public safety chief facing charge resigns

Posted at 2:29 PM, Feb 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-13 14:57:38-05

A top public safety official in western Michigan has resigned while he faces a health fraud charge.

Greenville City Manager George Bosanic says Mark Reiss resigned Monday as director of public safety. WZZM-TV reports Reiss had served in the position since 2013.

Reiss and his ex-wife, Christine Reiss, both have pleaded not guilty and are awaiting trial on health care fraud charges. Reiss allegedly left his ex-wife on his insurance after they divorced in 2014. Court records say they're accused of bilking an insurance company out of more than $100,000.

Reiss and his ex-wife pled not guilty and are awaiting trial. The charge carries a a maximum four-year sentence upon conviction.

Greenville is in Montcalm County, 35 miles northeast of Grand Rapids.