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Former Drayton School board member convicted of misapplication of entrusted property

Apr. 2—PEMBINA COUNTY — A former Drayton School Board member pleaded guilty on Thursday, March 28, to misapplication of trust property and was sentenced to 360 days, with 30 days of which he first served on electronic home monitoring.

Jessica Dawn Aasand pleaded guilty to Class A misdemeanor misapplication of between $500 and $1,000 in entrusted property –

a lesser crime than the class C misdemeanor she was initially charged with

for misapplication between $1,000 and $10,000.

Aasand, 46, was accused of misusing $5,312.53 from the Drayton Public School hockey fund. She received $2,300 in 2021 and $1,200 in 2022 from the account, according to a criminal complaint filed in the case.

Aasand sold 40 raffle tickets for the annual North Star Youth Hockey Program in both years. However, she used money from the account to cover some of her income, the complaint said.

In addition, Aasand was accused of using a hockey fund check for $1,812.53 to pay for fundraiser shirts that were not affiliated with the school at all.

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Aasand must repay the $5,312.53.

Her sentence for electronic home monitoring is scheduled to begin June 15. If she fails to start EHM before then, she will have to serve the 30 days in the Pembina County Jail, according to court records.

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