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Nelson sentenced in Oberon School Board theft case

“She ripped off the school district and you were an accomplice to it.”

Those pointed words from District Court Judge, Donovan Foughty, were directed at Carolyn Nelson during a sentencing hearing in Devils Lake on Friday, Jan. 27.

Nelson, a former elected member of the Oberon School Board, had been found guilty of conspiring with Laura Schnieber-Bruns (LSB) to steal over $150,000 from the Oberon Sc...