Attorneys Seeking Settlement in Willow River Parent Group Theft Case
Nichole R. Haugen is alleged to have stolen more than $35,000 while working as treasurer of the Willow River Parent Group.
Attorneys representing Nichole R. Haugen, 29, and the State of Wisconsin said in open court on Tuesday morning that neither side is seeking a trial in a case in which Haugen is alleged to have stolen more than $35,000—on four separate occasions—from the group while working as its treasurer.
Haugen declined comment after leaving the courtroom.
According to the Hudson Star-Observer, Haugen pleaded "innocent" to the charges on Sept. 16.
If convicted of all the charges against her, Wisconsin statutory law says Haugen could spend as much as 36 years in prison and have to pay an $85,000 fine.
Haugen's next appearance in court is scheduled for Jan. 18, 2012.