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Former Hector city administrator pleads to reduced theft charge


OLIVIA — The former city administrator for the city of Hector pleaded guilty Friday to an amended charge of gross misdemeanor theft by false representation for falsely claiming more than $7,000 in expenses in 2012.

According to Renville County Attorney David Torgelson, Barbara Hoyhtya, 60, of Hector, was sentenced to 30 days of electronic home monitoring, with 335 days of jail time stayed, plus a $500 fine which can be paid through community service work.

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Gretchen Schlosser

Gretchen Schlosser is the public safety reporter, and writes about agriculture occasionally, for the West Central Tribune. She's been with the Tribune since 2006 and has 17 years of experience working in news, media and communications. 

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