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STATE CRIME AND COURT ROUNDUP: Town clerk faced with 43 felony charges

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A town clerk-and-treasurer in northeast Wisconsin is facing 43 felony charges in a theft-and-forgery case. 43-year-old Melissa Bloechl of the town of Elcho is free on a signature bond, and the status of her case will be reviewed on September 11th in Langlade County Circuit Court. According to reports, another town officer notified sheriff’s deputies – and a local financial institution raised questions after money was allegedly withdrawn from town accounts over several years.

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Jason Schulte
Jason Schulte is a reporter for the New Richmond News since February 2015. Prior to that he spent eight years at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth. His duties with the News will include covering news out of Hammond and Roberts along with action from St. Croix County court system. He lives in Roberts with his wife and two daughters. 
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