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Ex-clerk faces probation for $139k theft

A former Kootenai County deputy clerk accused of embezzling $139,000 over 10 years pleaded guilty Friday to a single count of grand theft.

Sandra Martinson, 62, retired in November from her career with the county, which spanned more than three decades. The embezzlement is alleged to have occurred for 10 years, ending in October.

Martinson is to receive a suspended prison sentence and will serve supervised probation.

Read the rest of Alison Boggs' story here.

Past coverage:

Jan. 15: Police: Clerk's bad checks were easy to spot

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