Former Baldwin Fire Department employee arrested on forgery and embezzlement charges

LAKE COUNTY — The Michigan State Police arrested a 39-year-old Baldwin man for committing forgery and embezzlement by a public official.

Deputy Sergeant Scott Rios, of the Newaygo post, investigated a complaint of forgery from the Baldwin Volunteer Fire Department checking account against a former member of the fire department, Gary Simmons. As a result of the investigation Simmons was charged.

Simmons turned himself in to the Lake County Court and was arraigned on Thursday.