- Associated Press - Thursday, November 12, 2015

BAY CITY, Mich. (AP) - A 55-year-old woman who authorities say stole nearly $100,000 from a Michigan summer camp for children with disabilities has made a plea deal with prosecutors.

The Bay City Times reports (https://bit.ly/1HCPasL ) Peggy L. Thompson of Bay City on Tuesday appeared in a Bay County courtroom and pleaded guilty to attempted embezzlement between $50,000 and $100,000. The charge is punishable by up to 7½ years in prison.

In exchange, prosecutors agreed to dismiss a steeper charge of embezzlement between $50,000 and $100,000.

State police were notified in July about an internal audit at Camp Fish Tales in Bay County’s Fraser Township. Camp officials suspected that Thompson, the camp’s former secretary, had been embezzling. Thefts were found between 2012 through 2015.

Court records say Thompson resigned in February ahead of the audit.

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Information from: The Bay City Times, https://www.mlive.com/bay-city

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