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Women faces felony charge for theft from business

A Superior woman accused of stealing more than $22,000 from Horizon Travel made an initial appearance in Douglas County Circuit Court on Monday. Kathryn Ann Shefland, 62, faces a felony theft charge. According to the criminal complaint: The Super...

A Superior woman accused of stealing more than $22,000 from Horizon Travel made an initial appearance in Douglas County Circuit Court on Monday.

Kathryn Ann Shefland, 62, faces a felony theft charge.

According to the criminal complaint:

The Superior woman began working as a bookkeeper for Horizons in October 2007. It was her responsibility to make deposits, balance the checkbook and make payroll.

The thefts came to light after Shefland asked one of the business owners for help finding credit card charges in the ledger. Thinking it was odd Shefland could not find the entries, the owner asked to see the deposit slip book for February. She found the deposit slips and the actual bank statements for the month were off by a total of $2,660.

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Looking back through the bank statements and deposit slips, the owner found $22,565.98 had been taken since April 2008.

When interviewed by Superior police detective Mike Jaszczak, Shefland said she could not remember if she took money from the deposits because she has a short term memory loss, adding she has had big financial problems and filed for bankruptcy in December.

Shefland waived time limits for her preliminary hearing, which was scheduled for May 6. She was released on a $5,000 signature bond.

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