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Kent Co. Commissioner arrested on embezzlement charges

KENT COUNTY, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Police in Kent County have arrested a Kent County Commissioner on embezzlement charges.

Michael Jay Wawee was arrested Monday. He has been charged with one count of embezzlement more than $1,000 but less than $20,000 from a non-profit or charitable organization (a felony) and one count of false pretenses $1,000 or more but less than $20,000 (also a felony).

The Montcalm County Prosecutor's Office is handling the case.

A court date has not yet been set.