Former Royal Oak High School Principal Michael Greening, who resigned last spring after being indicted on two felony embezzlement charges, is exploring a new business venture that offers high school students help in finding the right college fit.
The new company is called Compass College Planning and, according to WDIV Local 4, Greening has sent out a mailing to a handful area residents offering advice on the financial aid process and ACT/SAT prep, among other things.
Greening, who is alleged to have taken between
The former principal was bound over to Oakland County Circuit Court in August after two days of preliminary hearing testimony that included Royal Oak Police Department Det. Keith Spencer summarizing his examination of Greening’s bank records and credit card statements, noting it appeared Greening had money troubles.
On the Save Greening Facebook page, which offers a forum for people post to opinions, comments, and messages of support, Paul Greening posted a defense fund has been set up for the ex-principal. Donations will be used exclusively for legal costs, which are expected to be in the "tens of thousands of dollars," according the the post.
If convicted of charges, Greening faces up to five years in prison and/or a fine of $10,000 or three times the amount embezzled, whichever is greater, for each charge. The former principal was released on $50,000 personal recognizance with conditions, including that he not leave the state.
Greening will be back in Oakland County Circuit Court at 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 13.
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