The city of Chaska has approved the settlement of a lawsuit against a former city accounting clerk who was accused of stealing money.
At a City Council meeting Monday, council members agreed to a settlement involving the former employee, Lois Wolters, and her husband, Donald Wolters.
The city and the League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust filed suit in Scott County District Court last year, saying Lois Wolters took about $108,600 from the city between 2001 and 2010. She worked for the city from 1998 to 2012. The city uncovered the theft in 2013, according to the lawsuit.
The Chaska Police Department investigated and handed over its findings to the Carver County attorney’s office, which decided not to file criminal charges.
According to the settlement, Lois and Donald Wolters agreed to pay the city and the trust $96,200. They would pay $5,000 within 30 days as a down payment and $400 a month for 19 years.
The League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust covered the loss, except for the city’s $12,500 deductible.
The city installed a new financial system as a safeguard in 2013, said Matt Podhradsky, city administrator.