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Forum staff reports, Published May 13 2013

Woman pleads guilty in condo embezzlement

FARGO – A Fargo woman pleaded guilty Monday in Cass County District court to Class C felony misapplication of entrusted funds for embezzling thousands of dollars from her south Fargo condo association.

Linda Jane Brendemuhl, 43, was sentenced to five years in prison with all but four months suspended, plus five years of supervised probation.

She is also ordered to pay $39,561, with a lump sum of $15,000 to be paid by Jan. 1, 2014, in restitution for money taken from the Fireside Condo Association between Aug. 9, 2009, and August 2012.

Brendemuhl, the former head of the condo association’s committee, told police she took the money to support her gambling habit.