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Minnesota woman sentenced for church theft of $30,000

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A woman who admitted to stealing nearly $30,000 from the Maria Lutheran Church in Kennedy, Minn., was sentenced Tuesday to 30 days in jail and 10 years of supervised probation.

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Margie Holmgren, who was the treasurer of the church, was ordered to pay back the money she embezzled, said Kittson County Deputy Mark Wilwant who attended today's hearing.

Holmgren, 48, of Kennedy, will serve her jail time in installments over the course of three years, Wilwant said.

Holmgren was charged April 2 with three counts of felony theft. She later reached a plea agreement that called for her to be sentenced on one count and receive a stay of adjudication on the other two counts for 10 years.

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