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Dodge County names new assessor as ex-assessor faces court

FREMONT, Neb. (AP) — The Dodge County Board of Supervisors has appointed a new county assessor, following the resignation of the previous assessor in the wake of theft charges.

The Fremont Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1jbOgYI ) that the board appointed Debbie Churchill as the new assessor on Wednesday. Churchill plans to begin her new post on Tuesday.

Churchill previously served as county assessor from 2004 until 2011, when the office was operated through the state.

She replaces Brittny King, who resigned last month after being accused of using a county credit card to fill her own gas tank.

King made her initial court appearance on theft charges Tuesday. A public defender was appointed to represent her.

If convicted, she faces up to six months in jail.

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Information from: Fremont Tribune, http://www.fremontneb.com

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