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Published January 31, 2012, 06:50 PM

Former MN City Employee Accused of Theft

DEER RIVER, Minn. (AP) — A former Deer River city employee is accused of stealing about $100,000 while working as the city's deputy motor vehicle clerk.

By: Associated Press,

DEER RIVER, Minn. (AP) — A former Deer River city employee is accused of stealing about $100,000 while working as the city's deputy motor vehicle clerk.

Fifty-year-old Sheila Marie Jerry of Deer River is charged with one count of felony theft.

According to the complaint, Jerry told investigators last fall that she had stolen money for the past five years by keeping the paperwork and fees for titles on new automobiles. She stamped the title paperwork but not the original copies later sent to the state, keeping the cash from the title transfer.

The Duluth News Tribune (http://bit.ly/wZUl9r ) reports the theft ended when another woman noticed discrepancies.

Jerry is free on conditions and is scheduled back in court March 19. Her attorney says they have not had a chance to have a full meeting yet.

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