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A former office manager accused of embezzling more than $176,000 from a roofing company in Whitmore Lake is heading to trial.

42-year-old Kendra Marie Lewis of Redford is alleged to have embezzled approximately $176,653 in 2020 and 2021 while employed as the office manager of Big Ike’s Roofing Company. The owner of the company discovered that Lewis was embezzling when a new office manager was hired. The Department of Attorney General says Lewis embezzled by writing checks payable to herself and then recorded them in the business checkbook ledger as being payable to various business vendors for significantly less amounts. The Department charged Lewis as a habitual offender based on her prior criminal record.

Lewis appeared for a preliminary exam in 14A-3 District Court in Washtenaw County this week – where she was bound over to Circuit Court for trial.

Lewis is charged with one count of embezzlement of $100,000 or more, a 20-year felony; and two counts of Failure to File Taxes, 5-year felonies. She’s set to appear next for a pre-trial conference March 27th.