- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 19, 2015

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) - The former Eau Claire County treasurer and his assistant have been charged with felony theft and misconduct in public office.

Prosecutors say Larry Lokken and Kay Onarheim took more than $625,000 in taxpayer money between 2011 and 2013, when both left the office. The two appeared in Eau Claire County Circuit Court by video conference Monday.

WQOW-TV (https://bit.ly/1LdGFBG ) reports District Attorney Gary King asked for bonds of $250,000 each. But, Judge William Gabler set bond for Lokken at $7,500 and $500 for Onarheim. Both must surrender their passports and check in at the county jail daily.

A criminal complaint says both have admitted taking money from the county. Court records do not list defense attorneys for the two.


Information from: WQOW-TV, https://www.wqow.com

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