Bloomfield Hills woman, 60, accused of embezzling veteran’s money

A Bloomfield Hills woman is accused of embezzling at least $70,000 from an elderly veteran with physical and mental ailments.

Margaret Risdon, 60, is scheduled to appear in 48th District Court later this week for a probable cause conference.

She faces three felony charges – one for embezzlement and two for failure to file tax returns.

If convicted, she could spend more than a decade behind bars.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs tapped Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel after the veteran raised concerns that someone was stealing his money.

Investigators say Risdon wrote checks totaling nearly $56,800 from the veteran’s bank account to herself and her business, Electronic Creations, between fall 2016 and summer 2017.

They said she deposited the checks into her bank account before withdrawing the money in cash amounts.

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