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Former Wynot Village Clerk pleads guilty

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HARTINGTON — Former Wynot Village Clerk Rose Rolfes pleaded guilty Monday to a reduced charge of theft by deception.

The Class 1 misdemeanor charge came as the result of a plea bargain between Rolfes’ attorney and Cedar County Attorney Nicholas Mattney.

Rolfes had originally been charged with felony theft by deception. District Court Judge Bryan Meismer ordered her to pay $8,750 in restitution to the village of Wynot, which she has already done.

A Class 1 Misdemeanor is punishable by up to one-year in prison and a $10,000 fine.

Court records show Rolfes illegally avoided $4,213 worth of utility charges on property she owns in Wynot. Court records also noted there were over $4,000 in suspicious credit card charges on the Wynot Village credit card. She will be sentenced Sept. 14.

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