UNDATED (WHTC) -- A former Republican candidate for the state House of Representatives who withdrew from the race in late November has now been charged with embezzlement. Terry Burns, a former Saugatuck Township supervisor and Allegan County commissioner, allegedly took money from a trust account that belongs to a friend. Allegations of embezzlement surfaced prior to his withdrawal from the race. At the time, Burns said he withdrew because of his daughter’s death in a traffic crash last August. Burns is charged with embezzling 20-thousand dollars or more from a vulnerable adult. The charge could lead to 10 years in prison and up to 15-thousand dollars in fines.
Story by: Diane E Coston