He's suspected of knowingly spending embezzled money
BY SHERI McWHIRTERsmcwhirter@record-eagle.com
BOYNE CITY -- Kevin Lockman wants his state job back.
Others think he should be charged with a crime.
Lockman was a conservation officer with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources for nine years, until Oct. 16, 2006, when state officials fired him for misconduct. He's also suspected of a crime for knowingly spending money his wife embezzled in 2005 from now-defunct Northern Preferred Title Company in Charlevoix County.
But the case has languished on a prosecutor's desk for months without resolution.
"I've never closed it out because I'm waiting to hear back on charges," said Boyne City Assistant Police Chief Jeff Gettel, who submitted an arrest warrant request more than a year ago.
Lockman, meanwhile, awaits an arbitration hearing set for April in his effort to again become a state law enforcement officer, said Mary Dettloff, DNR spokeswoman. The agency fired Lockman after conducting an internal probe.
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