Initial appearance for woman charged with misconduct in office

A Viroqua woman is making her initial appearance in Vernon County court, facing a charge of misconduct in office.

48-year-old Pamela Eitland made her initial appearance Tuesday morning.

Eitland faces a maximum penalty of a fine of $10,000 and a sentence of three years and six months.

The charge is a Class I Felony.

The felony charge follows accusations that she took more than $5,200 from a county program for payment of family medical bills.

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