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Gerovac sentenced to 30 days for embezzlement

BESSEMER - Former Erwin Township Clerk Prisilla Gerovac, 56, was sentenced in Gogebic County Circuit Court Tuesday to 30 days in jail for embezzling money from the township.

In May, Gerovac pleaded no contest to the charge of embezzlement by an agent or trustee of an amount more than $1,000, but less than $20,000, a five-year felony.

In sentencing Gerovac, Judge Janis Burgess said while Gerovac didn't have a criminal record, the nature of the crime merited the sentence.

"The purpose of jail time is to punish the defendant and send a message to the community," she said, explaining the crime vio...

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