Fraud Investigation Brings Charges
February 6th, 2012
A 41 year old Port Huron woman is facing several charges as a result of a lengthy fraud investigation by the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office Detective Bureau. According to St. Clair County Sheriff Tim Donnellon, the investigation began when checks for employees at the First Baptist Nursery School on Sanborn Street in Port Huron were returned for non-sufficient funds. A two month investigation was conducted into the matter by detectives, which expanded in scope as the investigation continued. The findings of that investigation were forwarded to the St. Clair County Prosecutor’s Office. On January 27th, a 10 count felony warrant was authorized. On February 1st, Peggy Ruedisueli was arraigned in 72nd District Court on charges of embezzlement more than $1000 but less than $20000, two counts of uttering and publishing, two counts of forgery, two counts of taxes-fail to file/false and three counts of non-sufficient funds checks-$500 or more. Even though the incident occurred in the city of Port Huron, the investigation was turned over to the Sheriff’s Office because Ruedisueli’s husband is employed by the Port Huron Police Department. Ruedisuelli is free on a ten-thousand dollar bond. Her next court appearance is a preliminary examination set for February 14th at 1:30 p.m. before Judge John Monaghan in Port Huron’s 72nd District Court.