URGENT – U.P. Breaking News Bulletin – 3-26-18 – 8:07 p.m. ET
Baraga, MI Monday afternoon traffic stop Two drug warrants including use of methamphetamine and dangerous drugs
By Greg Peterson
U.P. Breaking News
Owner, News Director
(Baraga, MI) – An Upper Peninsula law enforcement officer busted a known embezzler wanted on felony drug charges on Monday afternoon during a traffic stop in Baraga, MI.
Arrested was 35-year-old Tiffany Gail Custer – a Houghton County parolee – and wanted for felony drugs and use of amphetamines.
The bust was made by either the Michigan State Police, Baraga County Sheriff’s Department, KBIC Tribal Police of Baraga Police – or another agency. The radio ID of the officer is Adam 4. Wanted to give credit where credit is due – so tell us if you know. We have been told conflicting info on what agency made bust
The suspect was stopped about 4 p.m. ET on Monday afternoon, March 26, 2018 on Superior Avenue in Baraga driving an SUV belong to her ex-mother-in-law.
Without permission, Custer was driving a Chevrolet Blazer that belonged to her victim in the embezzlement case – her former mother-in-law Rose Edwards of Superior Avenue in Baraga, MI.
Embezzlement victim Edwards was recuperating from a serious accident when – her son’s ex-wife (Custer) admits stealing about $28,000.
That vehicle’s license plate (tag) expired in February, and Custer was not given permission to drive the vehicle.
A computer checked showed Custer was wanted on two warrants out of the Baraga County.
The warrants are:
Felony warrant for dangerous drugs with no bond
“Violation of condition 10” of her forgery/embezzlement convictions using methamphetamines and amphetamines and a $25,000 cash bond
Both warrants had an Upper Peninsula pick-up
Custer’s driver’s license is suspended and expired in 2015.
The suspension stemming from a driving offense of allowing someone to drive who is not allowed under state law in March 2015.
The officer first ran the name of Tiffany Gail Friisvall – one of the aliases listed by the state of Michigan.
Under that name the two felony warrants appeared. Then the officer requested the last name of Custer – and she was suspended.
Friisvall was apparently given probation by a judge – but still an MDOC inmate page as Tiffany Gail Custer and the MDOC listed the alias of Tiffany Gail Friisvall.
Custer was released on probation to Houghton County on March 1, 2016. She is on probation until same date in 2019.
Custer was sentenced on March 1, 2016 for the June 2015 felony offenses of forgery, plus uttering & publishing – and embezzlement by person of trust more than $1,000 but less than $20,000.
She was sentenced to a maximum of three years in prison, however state records indicate she was put on probation on the same day as sentencing (MDOC files have been known to contain errors but are usually accurate).
Tiffany Gail Custer aka Tiffany Gail Friisvall
Crimes in Baraga County
Maximum Sentence: 3 years
Date of Offense: 6/01/2015
Date of Sentence: 3/01/2016
Conviction Type: Plea
MDOC Current Status: Probationer
Supervision Begin Date: 3/01/2016
Assigned Location: Houghton/Houghton
Supervision Discharge Date: 3/01/2019