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Former Cottonwood clerk charged with embezzling

The former clerk of the Cottonwood school district has been accused of embezzling thousands of dollars from the district.

Michelle Lund is accused of taking more than $9,000 in unauthorized loans and advances over a two-year period. Some of the money was repaid through payroll deductions, but prosecutors said in the charging document that $3,900 is unaccounted for.

Lund pleaded not guilty to a felony count of embezzlement during her arraignment on Oct. 8.

The school board suspended Lund indefinitely after meeting with deputies Oct. 1, 2002, according to the charging document.

She had been e...


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