Franzen submits resignation

Lincoln County Commissioners Emergency Meeting
Lincoln County Treasurer Shelli Franzen arrested Thursday on theft charges.
Lincoln County Treasurer Shelli Franzen arrested Thursday on theft charges.(Lincoln County Detention Center)
Published: Jul. 30, 2021 at 3:20 PM CDT
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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - Former Lincoln County Treasurer Shelli Franzen is out of jail on a $1,000 bond. Franzen is facing felony theft charges on two violations of Nebraska State Statute.

Friday morning the Lincoln County Commissioners met in an emergency meeting to discuss the future of the office of Lincoln County Treasurer, however Franzen submitted her resignation effective immediately, making the emergency meeting unnecessary.

Further discussion on the state of the office is being put on the agenda for Monday’s regular Lincoln County Commissioner’s meeting agenda. In the meantime, the Commissioners named Sheri Newton will provide oversight to the Office of Lincoln County Treasurer.

An audit of the treasurer’s office is already scheduled.

Franzen is set to appear in Lincoln County Court on Aug. 25, at 9 a.m. for the charges against her.

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