- Associated Press - Thursday, January 7, 2016

VALENTINE, Neb. (AP) - A state audit performed after the arrest of the deputy county clerk shows almost $199,000 in Cherry County funds is unaccounted for.

The county commissioners say state auditors found more than 1,000 credit card transactions totaling $83,000 that appeared to be for the personal use of Monica Bristow when she worked for the county. Auditors also found discrepancies in claim procedures, payroll issues and county expenditures.

Bristow was arrested in July. Valentine radio station KVSH reports (https://bit.ly/1VN6uOh ) that Bristow pleaded guilty in August to felony charges of theft and unauthorized use of a financial transaction device. Court records say she’s scheduled to be sentenced on Jan. 15.

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Information from: KVSH-AM.

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