Defendant Smith was the treasurer of the GPPSS Millage Committee for Renewal between October 2019 and January 2020. An audit of the organization's finances revealed the occurrence of unauthorized activity on the account. On February 27, 2020, a report was filed with Grosse Pointe Woods police. It is alleged that the defendant accessed the Renew GPPSS account without authorization and embezzled over $1,000.00 in funds over three months.
Smith has been charged with Embezzlement of $1,000 and less than $20,000.* He was arraigned this morning before Judge Theodore A. Metry in Grosse Pointe Woods Municipal Court. The Probable Cause Conference is scheduled for June 24, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.; the Preliminary Examination is scheduled for July 15, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. in Grosse Pointe Woods Municipal Court. The defendant received a $5,000/10% bond.
The court has provided this Zoom meeting ID 273-805-3810 for members of the press who want to view the arraignment. If members of the press wish to attend the arraignment in person please contact the Grosse Pointe Woods Municipal Court at 313-343-2450.
*The charges are allegations and defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.