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(Glenwood MN-) A rural Glenwood woman was sentenced Tuesday in Pope County District Court after pleading guilty in February to swindling a man out of more than $5000 worth of property. Judge Melissa Listug sentenced 38 year-old Jana Zenner to 40 hours community service work every year for the next 5 years. Zenner was accused of stealing $49,000 from an elderly man who was in her care from January through March of 2019. Zenner was also ordered to undergo psychological evaluation and treatment, write a letter of apology to her victim, pay the victim $49,000 in restitution, and was placed on 40 days electronic home monitoring.

Zenner is the former CEO of the Brooten Commercial Club and owned liquor store in Brooten. She is also is charged with swindling in Stearns County. Zenner was in charge of pulltab games for the commercial club, and officials accuse her of cheating the club out of more than $135,000 in pull tab revenues by taking new pulltab games, playing them and collecting the winnings between 2016 and December of 2018. That case is currently up in the air due to the coronavirus pandemic.