- Associated Press - Friday, February 5, 2016

WYOMING, Mich. (AP) - A township supervisor in western Michigan has been charged with stealing more than $20,000 in a real estate case.

Court documents shows that the larceny by conversion of charge against 52-year-old Plainfield Township Supervisor Jay Spencer stems from a civil lawsuit surrounding a real estate deal. It doesn’t involve township money.

The Grand Rapids Press reports (https://bit.ly/23NwdLQ ) Spencer was arraigned Friday in Wyoming District Court. During the hearing, Spencer described himself as a real estate consultant

He didn’t respond to questions from reporters at court.

According to court documents, an investor entered into a business agreement with Spencer in 2011 and the person invested $241,000 to buy, fix up and sell a house. Police say about $180,000 was spent on non-business items.

Spencer is due back in court Feb. 17.

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Information from: The Grand Rapids Press, https://www.mlive.com/grand-rapids

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