Former western North Dakota treasurer accused of stealing from township

Deanna Senior

WILLISTON, N.D. — A former treasurer of the Missouri Ridge Township Board of Supervisors was arrested Friday, May 31, and accused of stealing nearly $30,000 from the township.

Deanna Senior was charged with a Class B felony count of theft, the Williston Herald reported. A bond hearing on the charge had not been scheduled as of Friday afternoon.

An affidavit of probable cause was not yet available, but according to the Williams County Sheriff's Office, an investigation began in March into the allegations. Senior is accused of taking about $29,000 from the township.

The specific allegations against her weren't yet clear on Friday.

In addition to formerly serving on the Missouri Ridge Township board, Senior is the vice president of the school board for Williams County Public School District No. 8. She also ran for the District 1 seat on the Williams County Board of Commissioners in 2018.

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