Man accused of embezzling more than $100,000 from Ann Arbor business
A former employee of Kramer-Triad Management Group in Ann Arbor is accused of embezzling more than $100,000 from the company, Ann Arbor police said.
Robert Leslie Rutter, 42, of Gregory is charged with four counts of embezzling $20,000 or more and three counts each of uttering and publishing and forgery.
Police spokeswoman Lt. Renee Bush said Rutter worked for the company as the rental manager for Tower Plaza on East William Street. In that position, he was responsible for collecting rent, keeping track of financial documents and taking care of maintenance issues, she said.
Bush said Rutter wrote checks, forged signatures, cashed them and kept the money for himself. For instance, she said he wrote a check to a renter who was owed a security deposit, then forged the signature and kept the money.
Rutter allegedly stole the money from 2006 to 2010, Bush said. A company official found that the money was missing after reviewing financial records in January 2011, Bush said.
Rutter is out on a promise to appear in court after being arraigned Jan. 13 at the Washtenaw County service center in front of Magistrate M. Colleen Currie.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Feb. 23.