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Carlton County fires employee accused of stealing $1 million

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CARLTON, Minn. -- A Carlton County transfer station employee accused of stealing upwards of $1 million has been terminated, the county announced Wednesday.

Joanne Marie Wappes, 63, of Cloquet, was fired Oct. 3 and did not file a grievance challenging the termination, according to Dennis Genereau Jr., the county’s human resources director.

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