Former Hazel Park Treasurer Charged With Using 2 Property Tax Checks For Own Expenses

HAZEL PARK, Michigan – A former treasurer of Hazel Park was accused of using two property tax checks to pay for her own personal expenses, officials said.

Jo Ann Hubbs, formerly Jo Ann Hubbs-Reeves, was fired from her post as Hazel Park treasurer in July 2018 when officials said they discovered she had used two checks intended for residents’ property taxes to pay for personal expenses .

The two checks were worth a total of $ 4,656.98, authorities said.

Hubbs was charged with one count of embezzlement by an official or public official, $ 50 or more; one count of official misconduct in the performance of his duties; and one count of embezzlement by an employee or agent, $ 1,000 or more but less than $ 20,000.

The first count is a 10-year felony, the second is a five-year common felony and the third is a five-year felony, officials said.

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Hubbs is due to be arraigned at 10:15 a.m. Thursday (October 28) in 43rd District Court.

“I appreciate the work the FBI has done in bringing this investigation to my office,” Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel said. “We will continue to work in partnership with the office on this matter. “

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