Westland, MI – July 28, 2015 – A Westland woman, who received probation for embezzling from the city’s Housing Department, is facing a charge that she assaulted a Repo Man who came to her home to repossess her vehicle.
Tonia Cramier, 46, was arrested and later issued an appearance ticket for the misdemeanor charge after the incident at her home in the 32000 block of Merritt early July 24. She entered a not guilty plea, was scheduled for an Aug. 13 court appearance and released on $2,500/10 percent bond.
The repo man called police about 1:15 a.m. to report being assaulted by the registered owner of a 2013 Dodge Journey that he was repossessing due to the financing not being okayed.
The man told police that he had the vehicle hooked up to his truck and had it half way up on the tow trailer when a woman, identified as Cramier, came running out of her home and got into the passenger seat of the tow truck.
It is alleged that Cramier then pushed and scratched the repo man as she told him he couldn’t repossess the car. When he tried to show her the paperwork, the man told police she was adamant he couldn’t take the car.
Officers said the repo man had all the proper paperwork for repossessing the vehicle for the bank. The man had visible scratches and redness to the right side of his face and neck, according to police.
Cramier denied assaulting the man and told police he had used a key to cause the injuries to herself.
In 2007 as Cramier was charged with forging a signature and cashing a check belonging to a client she was assisting through the federal Family Self-Sufficiency Program at Westland’s Dorsey Center. The client complained that Cramier, who worked for an outside agency, had kept part of the money from the check.
While on probation for that case in 2008, Cramier, who also went by the name Cramier-Oncza, and one of her sons were charged with forging checks belonging to a neighbor. She pleaded no contest and again received probation.
Cramier received probation a third time on 2013 felony charges that she forged her ex-husband’s name on documents to obtain a loan modification for the home on Merritt, the former marital home.
Story by: Hometownlife.com