Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom announced that Kelly Jo Hansen-Mundahl, age 45 of Prior Lake, pled guilty today to one count each of Theft and Aggravated Forgery (both felonies) in connection with the theft of over $4,800 from unauthorized purchases on a City of Burnsville credit card and the forgery of documents submitted to the City of Burnsville related to improper withdrawals from the city’s deferred compensation plan.
Judge Tanya O’Brien sentenced Hansen-Mundahl to 30 days in jail, 10 days of Sentenced to Serve, 100 hours of Community Work Service, probation for up to three years. The judge also ordered restitution in the amount of $4,899.33.
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 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.
Additional facts pertaining to this case can be found in the criminal complaint available online at: Criminal Complaint Search. Previous news releases can be viewed at: News Releases. If in custody, a mug shot can be viewed at: Inmate Search.
Backstrom thanked Assistant County Attorney Amy Schaffer, who prosecuted the case. Backstrom also thanked the Dakota County Sheriff’s Office for their investigation in this case.
If you have questions, contact James Backstrom at 651-438-4440.