Sentencing postponed for woman who stole $38,000 from USU

Noell Hansen, 44, of Hyrum pleaded guilty to stealing money from Utah State University, while being employed at the Student Health and Wellness Center.

LOGAN — The sentencing for a 44-year-old Hyrum woman, who previously pleaded guilty to stealing money from Utah State University, has been postponed for four-weeks.

Noell Hansen appeared in 1st District Court Monday afternoon. After speaking with both the prosecution and defense, Judge Kevin Allen continued the sentencing hearing until September 8.

In June, Hansen pleaded guilty to one charge of theft, a second-degree felony and a second charge of forgery, a third-degree felony. She reportedly stole money from the USU Student Health and Wellness Center for personal gain.

Hansen worked in the center for over 20 years. She was placed on administrative leave after an audit, completed in June 2013, showed discrepancies in financial deposits she made. She resigned about two-weeks later.

Utah State claims Hansen stole more than $38,000. She faces one-to-15 years in prison.

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