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Hubbard First Responder gets 90 days in embezzlement case

Valerie Ione Kimball

A former Hubbard First Responder will spend 90 days in jail for embezzling public funds meant for the emergency squad.

Valerie Kimball, 45, Park Rapids, was given a year and a day in jail for the crime, but the sentence will be stayed for 10 years while she is on probation.

She must write a letter of apology to the public and make restitution of more than $32,000.

A lengthy investigation found that Kimball, the group's former bookkeeper, misappropriated the funds over a two-year period.

Sarah Smith

Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.

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