The former clerk of the Village of Oakdale was sentenced to prison in district court Wednesday morning and must pay restitution for her theft.
Megan Brandt, 31, pleaded no contest to felony theft in Antelope County District Court as part of a plea agreement. Prosecutors dropped a charge of unlawful use of a financial transaction device in return.
Brandt was sentenced by Judge Mark Johnson to an indeterminate term of not less than 24 months nor more than 48 months in the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women. She must pay restitution of $25,186.37.
The prosecution presented the judge with letters from Mildred Kinnan and Chris Sanderson. Testifying were Delayne Fulsaas, Village Board Chairman, and Wanda Cornett, Village Board member.
Antelope County Prosecutor Joe Abler said in court that an investigation from the state auditor's office turned up over $50,000 in funds that Brandt stole from the Village of Oakdale between December of 2012 and her resignation last October. Abler says Brandt would write checks to herself and make withdrawals using the village's credit card. She has agreed to pay back half of the money as part of the agreement.