Social Security fraud suspects identified

ESCANABA — Four of the five people arrested by Escanaba Public Safety for Social Security fraud have been identified.

Nichole Gillis, 37 of Norway, Douglas Buskirk, 38, of Escanaba and Cynthia Ogren, 56, of Escanaba have each been charged with one count of false pretenses, $1,000 or more but less than $20,000.

Sharon Philemon, 59, of Wilson, is charged with embezzlement from a vulnerable adult, $1,000 or more but less than $20,000.

All four defendants are scheduled to appear for preliminary exams November 17th.