Former Basin Treasurer Arrested for Embezzlement
Written by Andrew-Rossi on November 8, 2017
Law Enforcement officials Monday arrested a former Basin Town Clerk/Treasurer on charges that she embezzled tens of thousands of dollars from the town and Chamber of Commerce.
The Basin Republican-Rustler reported yesterday that former Basin Town Clerk/Treasurer Danielle Lampman was arrested after a year-long investigation. Investigators determined that, while serving as treasurer for both the town of Basin and the Basin Area Chamber of Commerce, she took a total of $98,000 and transferred the money into her personal account.
According to the affidavit of probable cause filed with the court, Lampman had control over both entities funds, and transferred money from the town to the Chamber, and then into her own account. Law Enforcement became aware of the scheme from an anonymous tip that notified a local bank that Lampman was illicitly taking money from the Chamber.
Lampman is charged with two counts of theft of $1,000 or more, which is a felony punishable by up to 10 years imprisonment, a $10,000 fine, or both.