Former Norman County East bookkeeper faces embezzlement charges
A former Norman County East School District bookkeeper faces felony charges for allegedly taking more than $118,000 in district money over roughly two years.
Marcella Bentley, a 30-year veteran of the district who resigned last spring, was charged with one count of theft, one count of embezzlement of public funds and two check forgery counts. The embezzlement charge alone carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison or $20,000 in fines.
According to the court complaint:
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