The Palace Closes For Couple

A former accountant for Palace Sports & Entertainment and her husband face charges of taking more than $1.5 million from the Michigan entertainment company.

Erik and Amy McDonald face charges of embezzling $100,000 or more as well as other charges in Rochester Hills District Court.

Police say the couple had access to a Palace credit card that they used for more than two years to buy electronics, pay their federal income taxes, take trips to Las Vegas and the Bahamas and to buy swords and knives, according to the Detroit Free-Press.

The couple fled the state after police started investigating in May, police said. A preliminary exam scheduled for Feb. 9 was delayed to March 3 to give the McDonalds’ attorneys more time to prepare.

PS&E is the parent company to the Palace of Auburn Hills, DTE Energy Music Center and the Meadow Brook Music Festival.