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Rome town clerk arrested for alleged misconduct

TOWN OF ROME, WI (WTAQ) - A town clerk in central Wisconsin is free on a signature bond, after she was arrested for alleged misconduct. 

Adams County sheriff's officials say they'll ask prosecutors to charge 53-year-old Deena Griffin with theft, forgery, and misconduct in public office. She remains the clerk of the town of Rome, south of Wisconsin Rapids. 

Sheriff Sam Wollin said town officials asked his deputies to investigate Griffin, but neither he nor town Chairman Phil McLaughlin would give details of the alleged irregularities. Wollin says his investigators are going through a lot of information, and it could be some time before charges are filed. 

The matter did not come up during a town board meeting Thursday night.

Griffin has worked for the town of Rome for about two decades. She's been the town's zoning administrator. Griffin was elected as town clerk in 2011, and won a second term in April.

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