Former court clerk chargedKennebec woman accused of stealing traffic-ticket fines
By: Staff reports, The Daily Republic
KENNEBEC — A former clerk of courts for Lyman County has been indicted for grand theft for allegedly stealing more than $1,100 paid to the county for traffic violations.
Denise Rae Anderson, of Kennebec, was indicted on one count of grand theft June 29. She faces a maximum of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine if convicted.
Anderson allegedly stole $1,183 in fines paid to Lyman County from various people between September 2008 and June 2010 for eight traffic tickets.
Anderson was fired from her position as clerk of courts in January 2011. Lyman County State’s Attorney Anita Fuoss said the indictment is not connected to Anderson’s dismissal.
Anderson’s lawyer, Michael “Mick” Strain, of White River, asked for a judge outside the Sixth Circuit to preside over the case during a proceeding Aug. 28. Judge James W. Anderson, a retired sixth circuit judge, was appointed Monday to hear the case by Chief Justice David Gilbertson.
Anderson is scheduled to be arraigned on the charge later this month.