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Colome woman gets 44 days in jail for stealing from work

WINNER--A Colome woman was sentenced last week to 44 days in jail and four years probation for stealing thousands of dollars from her employer. Megan Fast, 28, was charged in July with grand theft by embezzlement. She had been hired by Kucera Ele...

The Tripp County courthouse. (Republic file photo)
The Tripp County courthouse. (Republic file photo)

WINNER-A Colome woman was sentenced last week to 44 days in jail and four years probation for stealing thousands of dollars from her employer.

Megan Fast, 28, was charged in July with grand theft by embezzlement. She had been hired by Kucera Electric in Winner in November 2017 and had access to the company's multiple bank accounts.

According to an affidavit, Fast's employers were notified by Wells Fargo on July 12 that fraudulent account activity had been detected. Court documents show that multiple checks had been written without explanation to both Fast and her mother.

Fast was originally charged with grand theft of more than $5,000 and less than $100,000.01, a Class 4 felony. She pleaded not guilty to that charge on Aug. 2.

On Oct. 18, Fast's charge was reduced to grand theft of more than $2,500 and less than $5,000.01, a Class 5 felony to which she pleaded guilty that same day.

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Fast was granted a suspended execution of sentence last Wednesday by a Tripp County court. She will serve 44 days in jail on weekends and was ordered to pay $156.50 in court costs and fines.

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