MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO/AP) — A former Minnesota Revenue Department auditor is accused of stealing nearly $2 million in state funds by creating false tax refunds.

Fifty-eight-year-old Pamela Dellis of Lindstrom is charged with one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and one count of money laundering.

Dellis’ sister, 55-year-old Nancy Sondrall of Brooklyn Center, and her niece, 28-year-old Laurie Sondrall of Minneapolis, also are charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud for their alleged roles.

The three are accused of conspiring over a five-year period to defraud the state of Minnesota by embezzling money through false tax refund checks. Dellis allegedly was responsible for more than 200 fraudulent tax refund payments totaling about $1.9 million.

Attorney Craig Cascarano, who represents the women, says he expects “a favorable resolution” for all three defendants.

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Comments (8)
  1. Paul says:

    The only resolution would be the maximum jail time and pay back.

  2. Wow says:

    I hope he means a “favorable resolution” for the taxpayers of MN and not the clients! I agree with Paul!!!!!!!!!

  3. Henry Krunk says:

    On Pawlentys watch, way to go Tea Party !!!

  4. Hoover says:

    What did they do with the money? And who caught on? Not enough info in this story. Too Short. I want details. This could blossom.

  5. MN Citizen says:

    My experience with MN auditors: We quickly provided all the information from her 4 requests. Then based on what she had not asked for, she found against us. We are retired and had neither the medical strength nor finances for a long court battle, so we paid. The MN advocate was no help. Evidently MN rates auditors on how much they get from tax payers and not how fair and balanced their methods are. I continue being very disappointed with MN Revenue folks and am not surprised by this article.

  6. Broke says:

    Obama will probably give them a second chance like Vick.”

    We’re being robbed from every angle.

    1. Kieron says:

      I seem to remember Bush giving plenty of second chances to his pals. We’ve been robbed blind long, LONG before Obummer ever got tapped by the Powers That Be.

  7. Revenuer says:

    I work at Revenue, and I am appalled of how much Pam got away with.. I hope she rots in jail. I also wondered what did she do with all the money? Apparently lived high on the hog, while others are striving JUST to live. Now, because of one idiot like that, try not to blame all of the other Revenuers whom try to do their job efficiency and correct.

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