Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom announced that Kelly Jo Hansen-Mundahl, age 44 of Prior Lake, has been charged* with four counts of Felony Theft, one count of Aggravated Forgery (a felony) and one count of Misconduct of a Public Officer or Employee (a gross misdemeanor) in connection with the alleged theft of over $4,800 from unauthorized purchases on a City of Burnsville credit card and the alleged forgery of documents submitted to the City of Burnsville related to improper withdrawals from the city’s deferred compensation plan.
The Dakota County Sheriff’s Office was requested by the City of Burnsville to conduct this investigation as Hansen-Mundahl was employed as a Recreational Supervisor in the city of Burnsville. She resigned from this position after the investigation began. The investigation revealed that Hansen-Mundahl was issued a City of Burnsville credit card in her name to make purchases for city sponsored events. No personal purchases were authorized. This card was used to purchase gift cards, an X-Box gaming system, and a Ninja blender that were not authorized city purchases. During the execution of a search warrant, an Xbox gaming system and a Ninja blender were found in Hansen-Mundahl’s residence. The approximate total of these unauthorized purchases are outlined below:
February 2015 – May 2015 $1,115.00
October 2015 – February 2016 $1,315.00
June 2016 – November 2016 $1,219.00
December 2016 – May 2017 $1,248.00
The investigation also revealed emergency withdrawals from Hansen-Mundahl’s deferred compensation plan occurred in 2007, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, and 2017. These withdrawal forms contained the signature of the Human Resources Coordinator for the city, who did not recall signing these forms.
Further details pertaining to these charges can be found in the criminal complaint online at, Criminal Complaint Search
Backstrom commented: "The theft of any amount of public funds is a felony under Minnesota law."
Backstrom said that Hansen-Mundahl was charged by summons and should make her first appearance in court in the next month.
If you have questions, contact James Backstrom at 651-438-4440.
*Criminal charges are not evidence of guilt. A defendant/suspect is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.