Grand Rapids woman facing felony theft charges

A 62-year-old Grand Rapids woman is facing nine felony counts of theft in Itasca County.

According to the complaint, Lynda Gillson, a former bookkeeper at Glen’s Army Navy Surplus, appeared to have stolen over $200,000 over the course of her employment.

The discrepancies were reportedly not discovered until the store hired a new bookkeeper.

The maximum penalty for the first four counts in the complaint is 20 years in prison and/or a $100,000 fine. Gillson’s next court appearance is August 17.


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