6/1/2017 5:16:00 AM Former Butterfield-Odin superintendent faces theft charge
The Butterfield-Odin school board may have closed its investigation of alleged misconduct by its former superintendent/principal, but the Watonwan County Sheriff's Department had not.
A complaint filed by Watonwan County Attorney Stephen Lindee says there is probable cause to believe Lisa Shellum committed felony theft by swindle and falsified documents - a gross misdemeanor.
The complaint alleges Shellum swindled public funds belonging to the Butterfield-Odin school district from 2014 to 2015 by falsifying mileage reimbursement forms and collecting at least $1,339 to which she was not entitled.
For much more on this story, see the June 7 Cottonwood County Citizen and Citizen eEdition.