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Teel ordered to pay $96,000 in restitution for embezzlement charge

Says is “truly sorry” for embezzlement

A local woman who pleaded guilty to embezzling thousands of dollars from Havre’s Bear Paw Credit Union, where she worked for more than a decade, received in state District Court in Havre Monday six years probation and was ordered to pay $96,000 in restitution.

Peggy Teel, born in 1961, received a deferred imposition of sentence of six years, the maximum allowed for a deferred sentence, for felony theft by embezzlement by common scheme.

A check for $68,279.25 of the restitution, written by Teel, was presented in the courtroom Monday afternoon.

Hill County Attorney Gina Dahl said after the heari...


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