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St. Clair County Woman Charged for Financial Exploitation of Vulnerable Adult

LANSING – Today, Lisa Marie Tramski, 56, of Burtchville, was arraigned before Judge Susan M. Borovich in the 72nd District Court in Port Huron on three felony charges, alleging she embezzled more than $86,000 from an elderly woman after becoming her court appointed guardian, announced Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel.  

In early 2018, Tramski was appointed guardian for the purported victim, who died only weeks later. About a week before the death, Tramski allegedly had the victim sign a will leaving everything to Tramski. It is alleged that, despite knowing there were legal challenges to the will, Tramski proceeded to take $86,033.75 from the victim’s accounts. Ultimately, the probate court invalidated the will benefitting Tramski. 

“Many individuals serve as appointed guardians for vulnerable adults throughout the state and most perform their duties with honesty and integrity,” said Nessel. “My office will continue to investigate and prosecute alleged abuses of power, and to hold accountable those who victimize the people they are supposed to be helping.”  

Tramski is charged with three felonies:  

  • One count of embezzlement of $50,000 to $100,000;  
  • One count of failure to file a tax return; and,  
  • One count of making/permitting the filing of false tax returns.     

Tramski will next appear before the Honorable Mona S. Armstrong in the 72nd District Court in St. Clair County for a Probable Cause Conference on March 12, 2024.


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