Danielle Danford | Staff writer
SHELL LAKE – A 43-year-old Eau Claire woman faces a $120,000 fine and/or 72 years in prison on 12 charges of theft from her grandmother, according to Washburn County Court records.
Jennifer Ludvigson is charged with 12 counts of theft – business setting after an investigation into her handling of her grandmotherâ€™s finances. According to the probable cause statement, in May 2014, guardianship papers were filed in Washburn County Court making Ludvigson guardian of the person and estate for her grandmother due to a medical condition.Â
An investigation into Ludvigsonâ€™s handling of her grandmotherâ€™s finances showed numerous charges from the St. Croix Casino in Turtle Lake. Each count of theft represents a bank transaction at the casino, which took place in 2014 and 2015. Ludvigson pleaded not guilty to the charges in September 2016.