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NEW ULM – The executive director of the Kids X-Cel Center has reportedly granted herself an unauthorized pay rise this year, according to a charge filed in Brown County District Court on July 1.

A felony theft charge has been filed against Angela L. Voges, 32, of 51253 CR 21, Courtland. A court appearance has been set for 8:30 a.m. on July 20.

According to the complaint, the chairman and vice chairman of the board of directors of Parents in Partnership, aka the Kids X-Cel Center, New Ulm, met with New Ulm police on June 26 regarding theft of income. .

Board members said they suspected Voges of stealing money from the organization and showed budget documents from January 2021 to May 2021.

Police looked at Voges tally reports showing her pay was supposed to be $ 28.84 an hour, but she was actually making $ 38.46 an hour, due to a new rate unapproved schedule that increased his salary by $ 8,429.53 from Jan. 17, 2021 to June 19. 2021.

The chairman of the board told police the board was talking about raising Voges’ salaries, but neither she nor the board have approved it yet.

Additionally, board members said that the Voges Police Sick Leave Bank increased by 202 hours and their vacation bank increased by 85.5 hours and they were unsure why the account balances were had increased.

Police met with four board members from Parents in Partnership who all confirmed that the board had not authorized a pay rise for Voges.

An employee of the X-Cel Center who made the salary changes told a police investigator that she did so because Voges told her the board offered her a raise.

(Fritz Busch can be emailed to fbusch @ nu

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