- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 2, 2016

SHELBY, Mich. (AP) - The ex-police chief of a western Michigan village has been charged with embezzlement in connection with salvage vehicle inspections.

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette’s office says 62-year-old Robert Wilson was arraigned Tuesday in Oceana County. Wilson also is charged with five counts of filing a false certification.

A vehicle with a salvage title cannot receive a license plate or be used on public roads until it is recertified. Inspections by state law enforcement officers can cost up to $100.

Schuette’s office says Village of Shelby officials were not informed that Wilson was collecting inspection fees. Shelby is northwest of Grand Rapids.

Wilson was terminated as police chief. His next court appearance is Aug. 22.

The Associated Press left a message Tuesday at a number listed for Wilson.


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