Embezzlement suspect enters plea deal

MUNISING — The former director of the Alger County Transit accused of embezzling funds from multiple places has entered a plea agreement.

Rochelle Cotey, 64, pleaded guilty to Embezzlement, $1,000 or more but less than $20,000 from a non-profit or charitable organization. Four other embezzlement and forgery charges were dropped as a result of a plea agreement.

According to court records, Cotey embezzled funds over a five-year period from ALTRAN and the Kiwanis Club of Alger County, where she served as treasurer. Cotey was arrested by police in January.

Sentencing has been scheduled for October 18th.