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Theft of almost $22,000 shocks Jamestown Humane Society

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The theft of almost $22,000 from the James River Humane Society by its former treasurer has left the nonprofit's executive board feeling unsettled.


Jillisa Lesmann, 30, New Rockford, N.D., pleaded guilty Feb. 13 to theft of property, a Class B felony in Southeast District Court.

Lesmann was accused of making an unauthorized transfer of more than $10,000 between the dates of April 1, 2012, and June 12, 2012, from the James River Humane Society.

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