Former Butterfield - Odin school’s superintendent appeared in court today for her initial appearance. Lisa Shellum is accused of stealing from the school district. It is alleged, according to the criminal complaint made in Watonwan County District Court, that Shellum falsified documents while in the capacity of Butterfield- Odin School District to collect $1,392.32 dollars from the school district by reporting mileages on her log on days she was on leave of absence or a no school day. It was in December of 2016 that the Watonwan County Sheriff’s office first learned of possible wrongdoing. This came about when on December 13th, 2016 when Butterfield- Odin School District Superintendent Allen Stoeckkman gave a report to investigator Mark Slater.

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