Woman admits stealing more than $250,000 from employer
DEVILS LAKE — A Devils Lake woman pleaded guilty to stealing more than a quarter-million dollars from her employer.
Ramsey County State’s Attorney Lonnie Olson said Dahlen used most of the money to fund her gambling addiction. A judge ordered Dahlen to serve five years in prison and imposed an additional 10-year suspended sentence.
It’s not uncommon for people to steal money to support gambling addiction, Olson said.
Olson said it’s been a growing trend in the region to see older people charged with stealing money to use for gambling.