Court appearance rescheduled for former city employee

Patrick Fisher, Staff Writer

The next court appearance for Kathleen Marie Novotny, 58, of Le Center, a former employee of the City of New Prague, has been rescheduled to 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 30.

Novotny is charged with three counts of felony theft by swindle. Each charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in jail and/or a $20,000 fine.

Novotny was originally set to appear in Scott County Court in Shakopee on Tuesday, Sept. 9. According to courthouse staff the attorneys in the case requested on Thursday, Sept.

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