Two people have been arraigned, accused of staging a robbery to cover up embezzlement at a Bad Axe business.

Police were called to the Advance America Cash Advance, located at 862 N. Van Dyke Rd., at about 9:10 a.m. on October 23 for what they believe was an armed robbery.

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Police said that during their investigation they found that the robbery was staged to cover up the embezzlement that had been happening for about a year.

And now two women have been charged and arraigned, accused in connection with the incident.

Prosecutors say Kayla Marie Orchard, from Bad Axe, and Krista Maria Cranston, from Bad Axe, were arraigned on the following three counts: embezzlement over $50,000, false report of a felony, and larceny in the building.

They are both out on bond.

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