Board fires Rothlisberger

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

The Mercer County Board voted Tuesday (Aug. 4) to fire Kristin Rothlisberger, 51, Aledo, an employee of the Mercer County Highway Department.

The vote was taken with no discussion after the board emerged from closed session.

Rothlisberger is charged with theft of governmental property, a Class2 felony, two counts of forging here supervisor's initials on a time card, both Class-3 felonies, as well as official misconduct for allegedly giving herself and another employee an unauthorized pay increase, also a Class-3 felony.

Mercer County Circuit Judge Richard Zimmer found probable cause on July 9 to continue to pursue the case. Rothlisberger, who is free on $50,000 bond and was on paid administrative leave, has pleaded not guilty to all counts.