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Sheriff: Bookkeeper used stolen $110k on lottery

WATERFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - The Oakland County Sheriff's Department says a bookkeeper embezzled $110,000 from a suburban Detroit electrical contractor and used the stolen money to buy lottery tickets.

The department says 47-year-old Waterford Township resident Steven Sharrard was arraigned Friday in Pontiac District Court on embezzlement charges and freed on a $50,000 bond. He's due back in court on Thursday.

The sheriff's department says Sharrard worked as a bookkeeper at Moote Electric in Pontiac and had been employed there about 12 years.

The department says its detectives found that he took $110,000 over the past year.

There was no answer Sunday at a telephone listed for Sharrard.

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