Douglas City Councilman Eric Smith Resigns Amid Bad Checks Complaints/Police Investigation
Douglas City Councilman Eric Smith has resigned his seat after several people have come forward to complain he has passed bad checks. He resigned Dec. 4 in a letter to city officials.
Local residents and business people say they have notified police and have been told investigations are under way.
Authorities say no official charges have been filed as yet.
Smith pleaded guilty last year in Allegan County District Court to breaking and entering/illegal entry of a female neighbor’s home. Despite the criminal conviction, Smith refused to resign his council seat at that time.