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Woman sentenced for taking lunch money


March 13, 2020

A former Barnum School District payroll employee who took — and paid back — $14,062 from the school’s food service fund pleaded guilty to theft last fall under the terms of a plea deal.

Nancy Colleen Monfeldt, 58, was initially charged with embezzlement of public funds, one count of failure to pay over state funds and two counts of felony theft in March 2019. The embezzlement and state funds charges were dismissed when she pleaded guilty to the theft charges.

According to the criminal complaint, then Superintendent David Bottem contacted the Carlton County Sheriff’s Office on Sept....

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