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Forum staff reports, Published July 26 2012

Sept. 11 trial date set in Derby Girls theft case

FARGO – The former Derby Girl accused of stealing thousands of dollars from the organization is scheduled to have her case heard by a jury in September.

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.