Mason City Woman Must Pay Back $32,000

A 55-year-old woman has been ordered to pay back more than $32,000 she stole from her employer in Mason City.

Cerro Gordo County District Court records say 55-year-old Melissa Gott, of Mason City, was sentenced last week to three to five years of probation and told to pay restitution to Yesway. She’d pleaded guilty to theft.

Gott must undergo a mental health and gambling evaluation and complete all recommended treatment as part of her probation.

Authorities say she stole the money from a Yesway store’s bank deposits between Jan. 3 and Jan. 14