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Former Fergus Falls school bookkeeper sentenced in theft

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FERGUS FALLS, Minn. (AP) — A former business manager for a rural western Minnesota school district has been sentenced for stealing about $300,000 from the district.

Forty-four-year-old Liane Claassen of Chokio (shuh-KY'-oh) was sentenced Thursday in federal court to a year and a half in prison on one count of wire fraud. She also was ordered to pay more than $263,000 in restitution.

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