Rhinelander woman accused of stealing moneySubmitted: 04/14/2014
Story By Karolina Buczek

Rhinelander woman accused of stealing money
RHINELANDER - Prosecutors think a Rhinelander woman stole almost eight thousand dollars from the Hodag BMX Club.

28 year old Nicole LeMere is accused of taking the money between August 2013 and February 2014.

That was when she was treasurer of the club.

Investigators say LeMere admitted to taking the money.

She told police she was "going through a hard time" and was going to pay the money back.

LeMere allegedly used the money to buy furniture, gas, food, and children's clothes.

She'll be back in court next month.

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