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Preliminary hearing postponed for former Basin clerk

WORLAND — A 36-year-old Greybull woman charged with fraudulently taking nearly $100,000 from the town of Basin and Basin Area Chamber of Commerce has waived her right to a speedy trial which postponed the preliminary hearing set for Nov. 22.

 

November 28, 2017



WORLAND — A 36-year-old Greybull woman charged with fraudulently taking nearly $100,000 from the town of Basin and Basin Area Chamber of Commerce has waived her right to a speedy trial which postponed the preliminary hearing set for Nov. 22.

Danielle Chapman aka Danielle Lampman, former town clerk and former Basin Area Chamber of Commerce treasurer has been charged with two felony fraud counts and one misdemeanor count for official misconduct for allegedly, during a nearly two-year long scheme, fraudulently taking nearly $100,000 from the Town of Basin and Basin Area Chamber of Commerce.

According to the court documents, “On or between April 14, 2014, and Nov. 23, 2016, in Big Horn County, did knowingly take or exercise unauthorized control over or make an unauthorized transfer of an interest in the property of another person with the purpose of depriving the other person of the property, pursuant to a common scheme and aggregated.” The value of the property was $20,410.78 from the Basin Area Chamber of Commerce.

For the second count, Chapman is alleged to have “on or between Nov. 2, 2015, and Aug. 31, 2016, in Big Horn County, Wyoming, did knowingly take or exercise unauthorized control over or make an unauthorized transfer of an interest in the property of another person with the purpose of depriving the other person of the property, pursuant to a common scheme and aggregated.” Chapman is alleged to have taken or exercised unauthorized control over $78,000 from the Town of Basin.

Both counts have penalties of imprisonment of not more than 10 years and/or a fine of up to $10,000.

The third count stems from the fact that Chapman, during the times of the alleged larcenies, was employed by the Town of Basin as the town clerk and treasurer and was the treasurer for the Basin Area Chamber of Commerce. The misdemeanor is punishable by a fine of not more than $5,000.

Chapman was released on a $50,000 signature bond.

A new date for the preliminary hearing on the two felony charges has not been reset.

 
 

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