Former Jonesville official could face criminal charges

A former Jonesville clerk-treasurer convicted more than a decade ago of stealing town funds could be facing time behind bars.

Our news-gathering partners at “The Republic” are reporting that county prosecutors are considering three new felonies against 45-year-old Melissa Schultheis, of Jonesville.

Schultheis pleaded guilty to 10 counts of theft in 2009 and received a suspended 15-year sentence. The paper reports that Schultheis was ordered to pay back over $92,000 to the town with payments of no less than $300 a month.

The potential new felonies stem from a 2017 order that Schultheis complete 24 hours of community service per week whenever she is not employed at least 35 hours per week. Prosecutors allege that Schultheis produced a fake doctor’s note to avoid work and/or community service, says the report.

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