Thursday, May 9, 2013

Montana Woman Charged With Embezzling More Than $90K From Sheriff's Association

From the Daily Interlake on 5/9/13:

A former Flathead County Sheriff’s Office employee has been charged with embezzling more than $90,000 from the employees association.

Nicole Fister, 36, was charged Wednesday in Flathead District Court with felony theft. She is accused of stealing the money while she was an office employee at the Sheriff’s Office and secretary/treasurer of the Flathead County Sheriff’s Office Employee Association.
Fister, who worked for the Sheriff’s Office for nine years and whose husband, Nick, is a deputy, was fired as soon as the alleged theft was discovered, according to Sheriff Chuck Curry. She had been secretary/treasurer of the employee association for four years.
She allegedly said she used some of the money for personal expenses and gave some to her son and daughter.

Although Curry said more than $90,000 is missing, the total amount will not be known until a full audit is completed.

The only money stolen was from the employees association, a nonprofit organization that supports charitable causes with money collected from membership dues and fundraising. No public or Sheriff’s Office money was stolen.

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