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Published November 18, 2011, 05:06 PM

McQuoid No Longer Minnewaukan Mayor After Felony; Town to Hold Election

MINNEWAUKAN, ND (WDAZ-TV) - Trish McQuoid, who was convicted of writing a check without sufficient funds, is no longer the mayor of Minnewaukan, city attorney Tom Traynor said.

By: Rick Abbott, WDAZ

MINNEWAUKAN, ND (WDAZ-TV) - Trish McQuoid, who was convicted of writing a check without sufficient funds, is no longer the mayor of Minnewaukan, city attorney Tom Traynor said.

McQuoid is currently in jail serving two months for the conviction. She reported there on Monday.

She was convicted of the charge in October.

Once an elected official is convicted of a felony, they lose their post, Traynor said.

The town will hold an election November 22 to fill two vacant city council seats. Once those members are sworn in, the council can either appoint a new mayor or set a special election.

McQuiod was the owner of the town's only grocery store. According to a criminal complaint, she wrote a check for $2,367 from the account of the store in May.

The check bounced and the store was closed in July.

Because she wrote another bad check from the store's account, her probation was violated and she was sent back to jail for the 60 day sentence.

McQuoid pleaded guilty to a similar charge in 2010. In that case, she was placed on 18 months probation and ordered to pay restitution and fees totaling more than $5,000.

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