NORTH PLATTE — Former Lincoln County Treasurer Shelli Franzen was sentenced Thursday to 12 months' probation for making multiple personal transactions with a county credit card.
In Lincoln County Court, Franzen, 44, pleaded no contest to an amended misdemeanor charge of theft by deception with a value of $501 to $1,499.
A misdemeanor count of official misconduct by a public servant was dismissed in the plea agreement.
Franzen was also fined $250 and ordered to pay $1,490.82 in restitution to the county.
She was initially charged with felony theft by deception, $1,500 to $4,999.
Court records say Franzen charged 76 personal transactions to a county credit card over an 18-month period, starting about six months after she was appointed treasurer in July 2019. The transactions, from Jan. 6, 2020, to July 27, 2021, amounted to $2,500.13.