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Fargo woman admits stealing over $50,000 from former employer

FARGO -- Stephanie J. Knuttila pleaded guilty on Tuesday, Nov. 13, in Cass County District Court to one count of theft by deception for stealing more than $50,000 from the company she worked for in West Fargo.

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FARGO - Stephanie J. Knuttila pleaded guilty on Tuesday, Nov. 13, in Cass County District Court to one count of theft by deception for stealing more than $50,000 from the company she worked for in West Fargo.

Based on a recommendation from prosecutors, Judge Susan Bailey imposed no jail time, but placed Knuttila on supervised probation for five years and ordered her to pay restitution of about $82,000.

Knuttila was also sentenced to 200 hours of community service.

Knuttila was 37 when she was charged last summer with stealing from the trucking company where she worked.

Prosecutors said in court Tuesday that the theft took the form of payroll fraud.

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Knuttila told the court she was sorry, and she said she took full responsibility for the theft.

 

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