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Former Dorr Treasurer’s case reaches conclusion

Former Dorr Township Treasurer Myrna Marr pleaded guilty Sept. 14 in Allegan County Circuit Court and was sentenced to one day in jail with credit for one day served and community service in lieu of jail time.

Marr, who originally was charged with two felony counts of larceny of more than $1,000, but less than $20,000 from Dorr Township coffers, also was facing a license suspension clearance fee of $6,631.36, which was due Nov. 30, and was ordered to serve 11 months probation.

She was arrested in June, appeared in 57th District Court and then was bound over to 48th District Circuit Court to face Judge Marge Bakker.

Marr, 66, who resigned her seat on the Township Board last January after serving for a little more than a year, was arrested by Michigan State Police in June and charged with two counts of larceny of more than $1,000 but less than $20,000, both felonies.

Marr abruptly resigned a little more than a year after being elected in November 2020. Before then she had served as deputy treasurer to Jim Martin, who retired. She did not give a reason for her resignation.

Laurie Perry has been appointed to succeed Marr in the Dorr Township Treasurer’s post and will complete the remainder of the four-year term because she was unopposed on the ballot in the August primary.

3 Comments

  • That’s not enough of a statement……. Who and or what entity was the larceny performed against? Please tell us the rest of the story already.

  • Well, fellows, the way I see it is the larceny was committed against the taxpayers of Dorr Township, since the missing funds supposedly were property tax dollars.
    It would be helpful to get clarification on what this license suspension is. I might guess that the $6,631.36 is the amount of money that was traceable to the bonded person. (ie: the office of treasurer) and restored to the township coffers. The accused party would then have to repay the bond agency. (this of course, is just my educated guess… until more facts appear to prove me incorrect)
    If the editor could look back at the previous articles on this subject. Hopefully, he might find the numbers of approximately $6,000 and $8,000 for the two-year period of property tax funds being misplaced.
    Either way this whole incident has a very pungent smell emitting from it. Once again Dorr Township wins the yearly award of “Egg on our Face.”
    What could possibly happen in 2023? Will we build a new township complex on property never purchased…. anything is possible.

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