Former Fairfield Clerk Charged with Theft of $100,000
FAIRFIELD (AP) - A former south-central Nebraska city clerk has been criminally charged, accused of stealing more than $100,000 from the city of Fairfield to buy everything from a cruise vacation to spa supplies. Former Fairfield City Clerk Jennifer Bassett is charged in Clay County District Court with two counts of theft. Court and arrest records say that 38-year-old Bassett used a credit card issued to the city in her name to pay for personal items and services. Records also say Bassett overpaid herself and overcompensated herself for health insurance premiums. Her arraignment is set for Oct. 9.