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Bookkeeper accused of giving self raise, spending more than $100,000

CROOKSTON--An East Grand Forks woman is accused of giving herself a raise and spending more than $100,000 as a bookkeeper at a rural Polk County farm.

CROOKSTON-An East Grand Forks woman is accused of giving herself a raise and spending more than $100,000 as a bookkeeper at a rural Polk County farm.

Rebecca Rae Thompson, 41, was arrested by the Polk County Sheriff's Office June 9 and appeared in Polk County District Court the next day on three felony charges: check forgery, financial transaction card fraud and theft by false representation.

Thompson, also known as Rebecca Rae Hajicek, pleaded not guilty to all three counts.

The Sheriff's Office received a complaint Jan. 19 from Pulkrabek Farms in rural Polk County that a bookkeeper for the farm had been writing unauthorized business checks and had also given herself an unauthorized raise, according to a press release. An investigation uncovered that there were multiple unauthorized checks written and credit card charges totaling more than $100,000, the release states.

Thompson next appears in court on the charges 9 a.m. Aug. 2.

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