Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

July 10, 2018
Deputy county recorder charged with misuse of funds

A Tooele County official was charged with a felony after she allegedly took nearly $9,500 in public funds over a five-year span. 

Rhonda G. Larsen, 58, is charged with second-degree felony misuse of public money. The charges were filed July 5 in 3rd District Court. 

An audit of the cash funds received by the Tooele County Recorder’s Office found that there was $9,458.55 missing between May 13, 2013 and June 1, 2018, according to a probable cause statement. Larsen was the employee responsible for the cash receipts and deposits during the more than five-year span. 

After discovering the discrepancy in the audit, the Tooele City Police Department was contacted, according to the probable cause statement. Detectives interviewed Larsen, who admitted to taking the money for personal use. 

Larsen is scheduled to make her initial appearance in 3rd District Court on Aug. 6 at 10:30 a.m. before Judge Matthew Bates.


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