Tuesday, April 3, 2012

MN Woman Ordered to Pay $45K in Restitution in Theft Case

The former financial manager of a residence for developmentally disabled adults was sentenced Friday to 10 years of supervised probation and ordered to pay $45,000 restitution after pleading guilty to the financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult and theft.

Daryl Lyn Lindholm, 50, of Two Harbors pleaded guilty in December to two of the eight crimes she was accused of. She was sentenced by Judge Sally Tarnowski in State District Court in Duluth.

Lindholm was ordered to pay $5,000 of the restitution on Friday. Her probation can be shortened to seven years if she pays the restitution in full within seven years. She must perform 960 hours of community service and be under electronic monitoring for 60 days.

Lindholm was accused of using client money for her gambling and personal use rather than for the basic needs of the vulnerable adults.

As conditions of her probation, the defendant was ordered to have no involvement with the care or fiduciary responsibility of vulnerable adults. She must not enter bars or liquor stores, use alcohol or mood-altering substances and is subject to random testing.

According to the criminal complaint, Lindholm was the financial manager for Covenant Enabling Residences. She was hired on Jan. 24, 2007, as financial assistant and payroll clerk and became financial manager.

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Two Harbors Woman Ordered to Pay $45,000 Restitution in Theft Case


Betty said...

I also like it that she was given a community service sentence.

Thelma said...

Not enough time. I don't know what the law allows, but if perps don't get enough big time, it won't discourage others from stealing.