Ex-Goodrich businesswoman charged with felony fraud - WNEM TV 5

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Ex-Goodrich businesswoman charged with felony fraud

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GOODRICH, MI (WNEM) -

A Goodrich woman has been arrested by Genesee County Sheriff's deputies for allegedly writing bad checks to pay sellers at her former consignment business.

Bernadette Jacobs, 34, was charged with four felony counts of check fraud.  Each count has a sentence of two years in jail and/or $2,000.  Bond was set at $2,500 in each count of fraud. Bernadette Jacobs is out of jail on bond.

Sixteen alleged victims have come forward against Jacobs claiming she never paid them for items she said she sold.  They also claim the money they did receive was in the form of a bad check.  Deputies say a search of Jacobs' home recovered property belonging to several victims. 

Jacobs opened The B. Hive on M-15 in Atlas Township in the spring of 2012. The 25,000-square-foot facility housed consignment items from more than 20 dealers. It also served as a weekly flea market and home to their auction company, Legacy Estate Services. Jacobs closed the operation in December 2013.

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