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Rolfes is sentenced to probation on theft charges

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HARTINGTON — Former Wynot Village Clerk Rose Rolfes was sentenced Monday to one year of probation for theft of $8,750 from the village where she worked.

The sentence was handed down by Cedar County District Court Judge Bryan Meismer.

Rolfes, 71, pleaded guilty to theft by deception of $501 to $1,499, a Class I misdemeanor, as part of a plea deal. She had faced a maximum of one year in jail and a $1,000 fine.

In addition to probation, Judge Meismer ordered Rolfes to pay restitution to the Village of Wynot. She had already submitted the full amount of restitution prior to Monday’s court hearing.

Also, Meismer ordered her to pay court costs of $181.34 by June 1, 2021. The judge set the June 1 deadline because it would coincide with the likely end of her probation.

If Rolfes followed the court’s requirements, she could come off probation in nine months, he said.

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