Baraga treasurer facing embezzlement charge

The Treasurer of the Village of Baraga is facing a felony embezzlement charge.

45-year-old Cynthia Wadaga was arrested Wednesday and arraigned in Baraga District Court yesterday where she was charged with Embezzlement of more than $20,000, but less than 50,000.

If convicted…Wadaga could get up to ten years in prison and/or a $15,000fine.

adaga worked at the First Choice Autobody Shop in L’Anse where police say the money was taken from.

She was released on $500  bond.

A preliminary hearing was scheduled for October 23rd.