First Responders Treasurer Sentenced For Embezzlement

10/26/11 – The former Treasurer of the Lowell-Reeseville First Responders was sentenced Tuesday to 20 days in jail for embezzling money from the organization. 40-year-old Sheri Ritter of Reeseville pleaded “no contest” to reduced misdemeanor Theft charges. According to the criminal complaint, a report uncovered irregularities in the group’s financial records and Ritter admitted the thefts on the record during a subsequent meeting. Nearly $3000 from the First Responders business account was used for Ritter’s personal finances, to pay for car loans, cable bills and phone bills. The offenses date back to last October with the most recent occurring in March of this year. Ritter was also ordered to pay $1400 in restitution.