COLOMA — A Coloma woman who allegedly embezzled more than $80,000 is scheduled to go on trial in late December.

Berrien County Prosecutor Michael Sepic said Mary Eilene Vollrath, 58, of Coloma, is charged with embezzlement between $50,000 and $100,000 from Patterson Printing in Benton Township, where she had been employed as a bookkeeper.

Sepic said she waived a preliminary hearing and Berrien County Trial Court Judge Arthur Cotter set a jury trial for Dec. 29-31.

Vollrath is free on a $10,000 bond.

According to court documents, Benton Township police were called April 23 to Patterson Printing on Territorial Road on a report of an alleged embezzlement.

Employees told police that during an audit, it was discovered that Vollrath had written checks to herself totaling $80,263.98 between 2017 and 2020, according to a police report in the court file on her case.

She had been employed there as a bookkeeper for about 10 years.

Police said she admitted writing the checks to herself and cashing them.

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