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Former animal clinic employee charged with embezzlement

December 22, 2012
By DAVID ALEXANDER - Staff Writer ( , Times-Republican

A former Marshalltown Animal Clinic - The Vet employee charged with embezzling more than $14,000 turned herself in Friday.

Abby Kjormoe, 30, of Marshalltown, came to the Marshalltown Police Station with her attorney after a three-month investigation implicated her in the theft, said Capt. Mike Hanken, with the Marshalltown Police Department.

Hanken said Dennis Drager, a veterinarian at the Animal Clinic-The Vet, contacted police in September after he suspected Kjormoe had been stealing money from the company.

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Kjormoe allegedly used her access to company computers to conceal the theft, which amounted to just under $14,110. Hanken said Kjormoe was working for the clinic until around the time police began investigating her.

Police charged Kjormoe with ongoing criminal conduct, a Class B felony, first-degree theft, a Class C felony, tampering with records, an aggravated misdemeanor, and unauthorized computer access, a serious misdemeanor.

After charging her, police released Kjormoe pending her initial appearance on Dec. 28.

A Class B felony is punishable by up to 25 years in prison.



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