Former Clayton Township Clerk Dayna Hooverson, accused of felony theft in a business setting for allegedly stealing in excess of $150,000 from the township, was in Crawford County Circuit Court on Wednesday Oct. 7 for a jury status hearing on the charge.
Hooverson’s attorney Adrian Wayne Longacre informed the court that the case would be going to trial and presented a motion to court to set a trail date.
Although October 21 had been tentatively scheduled for jury selection to be followed by the trial, Crawford County District Attorney Tim Baxter told the court he had been unable to contact agents from the Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation, who would serve as witnesses at the trial.
Crawford County Circuit Court Judge James P. Czajkowski continued the case to the November jury calendar setting a final jury status hearing for Wednesday, Nov. 4. Jury selection was scheduled of November 17 with a trial to run from November 17 to November 20.
Hooverson allegedly embezzled between $150,000 to $170,000 from the township, over a six-and-a-half year period, according to information contained in the criminal complaint.
If convicted of Theft over $10,000 in a Business Setting, a Class G Felony, Hooverson would face a fine of up to $25,000 or imprisonment up to 10 years or both.
Hooverson remains free on a $1,000 signature bond with no conditions.