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Somerset woman pays restitution in 2016 Boyceville theft

By Cara L. Dempski

MENOMONIE — A 19-year-old Somerset woman has paid restitution after pleading guilty to receiving stolen property related to a 2016 Boyceville theft according to online documents.

Hope Chovan was scheduled for a restitution hearing November 17 in Dunn County Circuit Court, but a check of online court records indicates the St. Croix County woman’s $453 restitution payment for her involvement in the theft of electronic equipment belonging to the Boyceville Community Fire Department in 2017 was paid by one of her co-defendants.

Chovan was originally charged with burglary of a building or dwelling, a class F felony, but pleaded guilty last month to a misdemeanor charge of receiving stolen property valued at $2,500 or less. She was one of six defendants named in the case.

Chovan and her sister, Hayley, were named as two suspects assisting in the removal of the stolen items from the fire department’s concession stand at the Boyceville Municipal Airport during the summer of 2016.