Forum staff reports, Published July 26 2012
Sept. 11 trial date set in Derby Girls theft case
Louise Jauss pleaded not guilty to one count of felony theft in Cass County District Court on May 31.
On Wednesday, the date for a jury trial to begin in the case was set as Sept. 11.
According to court documents, members of the Derby Girls suspected Jauss of bilking $21,000 from the organization. Court records allege a private auditor found about $13,000 in unauthorized transactions, mainly ATM withdrawals.
Jauss, who used the name VooLou Child while a derby member, served as treasurer for the league.
If convicted of the Class C felony theft charge, Jauss faces up to five years in prison.