BLOOMER Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – A veterinary hospital worker is sentenced for taking more than 200-thousand dollars from the business’ bank account. 41-year-old Joleen Minnich from Chippewa Falls was sentenced to 12 months in prison for wire fraud and for filing a false tax return.

She pleaded guilty to both charges in April. An investigation revealed between 2014 to 2017 Minnich used her position as an office manager at County Veterinary Hospital in Bloomer to create 204 fake checks for herself. Minnich also admitted she lied when filing taxes for the veterinary hospital.