Ex-employee of York city landfill accused of embezzling at least $1,500

YORK, Neb. — A former City of York employee has been charged with embezzling funds while working at the York landfill.

Lynn E. Rasmussen, 59, who court documents show now lives in Lincoln, has been charged with theft by unlawful taking with a value of more than $1,500. The Class 3 felony carries a maximum prison sentence of four years upon conviction.

The case stems to alleged activity in 2015, according to court documents.

During her employment, Rasmussen ran the scale house at the landfill and accepted payments from clients who brought materials there.

It has been indicated by city officials that alleged suspicious activity led to an internal investigation that was eventually turned over to the Nebraska State Patrol. After a State Patrol investigation, the matter was referred to the Nebraska Auditor’s Office, which eventually sent it to the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office.

Ryan Swaroff from the Attorney General’s Office is the special prosecutor in the case.

The investigation is ongoing.

Rasmussen resigned from her position and has not been employed with the city for more than a year.

Rasmussen is scheduled for a court appearance in York County Court on May 9 at 2 p.m. before Judge Linda Caster Senff.

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