Fmr. Carlton Co. Employee Pleads Guilty to Stealing More Than $1 Million

Wappes Pleads Guilty to Carlton Co. Theft of $1M

Friday, a former Carlton County employee pleaded guilty to theft by swindle for stealing more than one million dollars from her bosses.

Sixty-three year old Joanne Wappes had worked for Carlton County from 1975 until 2013 when charges were filed against her.

She had been a landfill cashier.

While employed there she had 20 work-related complaints filed against her dating back to 1996.

However, the first time any action was taken was in 2012 when she received a verbal warning for an incident.

Sentencing is set for March.

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