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Baltus Sentenced To Jail For Stealing From Local Hospital Charity

Ben Meyer/WJFW

A former hospital foundation director from Minocqua will spend 100 days in jail after pleading guilty to stealing from that charity.

Kim Baltus was accused of taking almost $46,000 from the Sacred Heart-St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation over a year and a half.

She pleaded guilty to a lesser felony in Oneida County Court this week.

Baltus told police she planned to give the money back, but her stealing got out of control.

She will be on probation for three years.

Ben worked as the Special Topics Correspondent at WXPR from September 2019 until November 2021. He now contributes occasionally to WXPR. During his full-time employment, his main focus was reporting on environment and natural resources issues in northern Wisconsin and Michigan's Upper Peninsula as part of The Stream, a weekly series.
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