ALTRAN Executive Director charged with embezzlement, forgery

MUNISING — The woman arrested last week by the Munising Police Department on several felony counts was arraigned Thursday morning in Alger County District Court.

Rochelle Cotey, 64, of Munising is charged with five felony counts: four counts of embezzlement and one count of forgery. The alleged crimes took place between 2011-2016.

Cotey is accused of embezzling between $20,000-$50,000 from the Kiwanis Club of Alger County, where she is listed as the club’s treasurer. She’s also charged with embezzling between $1,000-$20,000 from Alger County Public Transportation.

Cotey is the executive director at ALTRAN. She’s been on administrative leave there since October.

Cotey is also accused of embezzling funds from the Commission on Aging. As part of her bond conditions, Cotey cannot enter any casino or use a computer.

She’s due back in court January 19th for a preliminary exam.