December 5, 2016

Former public guardian receives delay of sentence

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STANDISH — Former Arenac County Public Guardian Robert Romps received a one-year delay of sentencing on Wednesday, April 28.

The delay is a probationary period that requires Romps to remain employed and maintain a permanent residence in Michigan.

Sherilyn Jones, also a former public guardian, was also in court on Wednesday for a pretrial and plead guilty to engaging in criminal enterprises, which requires that she made at least two transactions in which she misused clients’ funds.

Criminal enterprise is a felony that could result in a maximum of 20 years in prison.

Jones’ sentencing will be Wednesday, June 16, at 10 a.m.

Jones was first charged with one count of criminal enterprise, two counts of embezzlement by a public official, one count of embezzlement from vulnerable adults and one count of conspiring to embezzle over $200 but less than $1,000.

Romps was charged with one count embezzlement by a public official over $50.

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