County employee charged with swindle, theft of public funds

September 20, 2013 at 11:14 am in Pine Journal

County transfer station employee Joanne Marie Wappes, 63, of Cloquet was charged Friday morning with theft of public funds and theft by swindle. Carlton County Attorney Thom Pertler said the amount of money allegedly stolen by Wappes could total “as much as seven figures,” or over a million dollars. Continue Reading