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Lincoln Park man accused of embezzling from Wayne County charitable groups sentenced

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Posted at 11:02 AM, Oct 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-30 11:11:50-04

A Lincoln Park man accused of embezzling money from two Wayne County charities has been sentenced, according to the Michigan Attorney General's Office. 

Officials say 67-year-old Donald G. McDonald was sentenced to five years probation and ordered to pay $45,650 in restitution. 

McDonald admitted to embezzling up to $25,000 from Lincoln Park Moose Lodge No. 1665 -- of which he was the treasurer -- and the Lincoln Park Women of the Moose No. 1036. 

State investigations reviewed both organization's records between 2013 and 2014. An estimated $100,000 was missing. According to the Attorney General's Office, McDonald was the only person accused of wrongdoing. 

In September 2018, McDonald pleaded guilty to counts of embezzlement from a non-profit corporation or charitable organization.

He must submit payment within 30 days, may not have contact with any Moose Lodge and avoid employment where he handles money.