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News of record, April 17, 2012

April 18, 2012
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Woman charged of stealing by employer

A Fort Dodge woman has been arrested and is now facing felony charges after she allegedly stole from her employer.

Jill Ayersman, 21, has been charged with second-degree theft and four counts of forgery of ticket shares.

According to the criminal complaint filed with the Webster County attorney's office, Ayersman, over a four month period, stole lottery tickets from Hy-Vee, where she worked. Ayersman is accused of cashing in four stolen lottery tickets that totaled $475.

When officers searched Ayersman's home, they allegedly found unlabled prescription pills in her room. In the complaint, it was stated that Ayersman didn't know who the prescription belonged to.

As a result of that search, she was also charged with possession of unlabled prescription drugs.

During her appearance in Webster County Magistrate Court on Tuesday, Magistrate Bruce Cornell released Ayersman with supervision to the Department of Corrections.

Her case was sent to Webster County District Court for scheduling.

Magistrate Court



Fail to pay parking, nine counts - Kurt A. Lowe, 47, 927 Central Ave., $395.40.

Operating while intoxicated, first offense - Samantha L. Vanhorn, 23, Lake City, preliminary hearing set for May 3.

Failure to maintain control - Samantha L. Vanhorn, 23, Lake City, continued 180 days.

Escape - Brad Gully, 37, 912 N. 15th St., preliminary hearing set for April 26.

Speeding - Michael Feldhans, 42, Rockwell City, trial set for May 11; Autumn Armstrong, 29, 1010 Cooper Drive,

trial set for May 11.

Sheriff's Log


April 10

A person reported identity theft.

April 12

Brook Walters, Lehigh, reported a dog bite.

April 13

Adam Devlin, Manson, reported a theft.

April 14

A person was cited for serious assault.

April 16

A person reported a violation of a no-contact order.




WENDELL - Miranda, Badger, a girl, Saturday, April 14, 2012.



SLINKER - Jason and Allie, Lehigh, a girl, Jaylie Geraldine Slinker, Wednesday April 11, 2012. Grandparents are Donald and Jodi Arends, Duncombe; and Jack and Kathy Slinker, Indianola.



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