LAKEVIEW, Mich. (WZZM)- The director of the Lakeview Department of Public Works is facing embezzlement charges after Michigan State Police say he stole fuel from the village.

Michigan State Police arrested Gary Jensen January 14. He's charged with embezzlement by a public official.

State police began investigating Jensen in December of 2012 after village employees noticed fuel was missing. Jensen is believed to have taken more than $2,000 worth of fuel without permission or reimbursement.