Former Fairfield city clerk faces theft charge

FAIRFIELD — Former Fairfield City Clerk Jennifer Bassett is accused of taking more than $100,000 from the city to purchase everything from a cruise to spa supplies.

Bassett, 38, is charged in Clay County District Court with theft by unlawful taking or disposition and theft of more than $1,500 by deception, a Class 3 felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison and a $25,000 fine.

Her district court arraignment is set for 9:30 a.m. Oct. 9 in the Clay County Courthouse.

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