Ginger Neuhart was fired Wednesday.
Cass County Attorney Nathan Cox has charged the 60-year-old Neuhart with felony theft.
Investigators began looking into Neuhart’s handling of Alvo’s finances last month after the village chairman discovered a $90,000 discrepancy between the village’s actual account balance and what she had reported the previous board meeting. Investigators say Neuhart altered her $700 paychecks, sometimes adding up to $2,000 after they’d been signed.
A woman who answered the phone Saturday at a phone listing for Neuhart hung up before an Associated Press reporter could ask for comment on the allegations.