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Published January 21, 2014, 12:52 PM

Devils Lake woman charged with felony theft

Devils Lake, ND - A Devils Lake woman has been charged in connection with the alleged theft of more than $260,000, according to court records.

By: Forum News Service, Grand Forks Herald, Forum News Service

Devils Lake, ND - A Devils Lake woman has been charged in connection with the alleged theft of more than $260,000, according to court records.

Sonya Dawn Dahlen, 65, appeared at a preliminary hearing last week in Northeast District Court in Devils Lake on a charge of theft of property, a felony punishable by a maximum prison sentence of 20 years.

“The defendant, while employed for a company with various businesses, did transfer monies from the business accounts to her own account and her family members accounts, totaling over $260,000,” according to the criminal complaint filed by Ramsey County State’s Attorney Lonnie Olson.

The alleged thefts occurred between January 2011 and April.

In September, Dahlen had pleaded guilty to writing a check without sufficient funds and was ordered to pay $95 in fees, including restitution of $35.

Dahlen’s next scheduled court appearance on the theft charge is Feb. 13.

No other details of the case were immediately available.

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