Post Writer, Local Coach Charged with Embezzling from the VA

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 05/05/2015 - 17:36

Saline resident Glenn Alan Bates, 57, a longtime figure in Saline High School athletics, was arraigned Tuesday on charges he embezzled $150,000 from the Veterans Administration, according to Mlive.

Bates wrote sports stories for The Saline Post and periodically updated his Bates Report blog on this website. He was also an assistant coach for the varsity baseball team, varsity girls' basketball team and statistician for the Saline varsity football team.

Effective immediately, Bates is no longer affiliated with Saline Area Schools.

According to Mlive, Bates told federal investigators he spent the money on lapdances, sex with an Ohio stripper and gambling. Bates managed the canteen at the VA Hospital in Ann Arbor. 

He was given a $10,000 bond, according to Mlive, and a preliminary exam was set for May 26.

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