Former Burnsville employee pleads guilty to theft, forgery charges

Former Burnsville employee pleads guilty to theft, forgery charges Photo: KSTP

December 11, 2018 10:20 AM

The Dakota County Attorney's Office has announced that a former Burnsville city employee has pleaded guilty to one count each of theft and aggravated forgery.

A release said Kelly Jo Hansen-Mundahl, the city's former recreational supervisor, is accused of making over $4,800 in unauthorized purchases on a city credit card and forging documents submitted to the city related to improper withdrawals from the city's deferred compensation plan.

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She has been sentenced to 30 days in jail, 10 days of Sentenced to Serve, 100 hours of community service and probation for a period of up to three years. She was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $4,899.33.

The release said Hansen-Mundahl, who resigned from her position after the Dakota County Sheriff's Office began an investigation, used the city credit card to purchase gift cards, an X-Box gaming system and a Ninja blender.

It also was revealed that emergency withdrawals from her deferred compensation plan allegedly occurred in 2007, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2017. The withdrawal forms reportedly contained the signature of the city's human resources coordinator, though that individual did not recall signing those forms.


 

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