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Woman Pleads Guilty To Felonies Related To Theft Of Over $128,000

A Cache Valley woman pleaded guilty in 1st District Court on Monday to charges related to the theft of over $128,000 while in control of the victims’ funds.

Melissa Ann Niederhauser, 40, pleaded guilty to two second-degree felonies: theft and unlawful dealing of property by a fiduciary. In accordance with a plea agreement, 22 additional felonies were dismissed in exchange for the plea.


Defense attorney Erin Byington told the court the plea agreement would also allow for a two-step reduction in charges — reducing the second-degree felonies to class-A misdemeanors — once the full amount of restitution is paid. Niederhauser will also be required to make a payment of $20,000 by the time of sentencing. Read the rest of the story on


This story is made possible thanks to a community reporting partnership between The Herald Journal and Utah Public Radio.