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Ex-Deputy Clerk Martinson Sentenced

A former Kootenai County deputy clerk who embezzled $139,000 over 10 years will begin serving a 90-day jail sentence on Thursday, the day before her 63rd birthday.  First District Judge Fred Gibler on Monday imposed a 90-day jail sentence on Sandra Martinson, whose actions were discovered following her retirement last November. Gibler also sentenced Martinson to pay $49,075 in restitution and to serve five years of supervised probation. Bonner County Prosecutor Louis Marshall, who handled the case due to Martinson’s three-decade career with Kootenai County, said the restitution represents “every penny” possible considering a five-year statute of limitations. Martinson’s embezzlement spanned the 10 years ending last October. Under a plea arrangement, Martinson will repay the money at the rate of $1,000 per month/Alison Boggs, SR. More here.

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