(Ashby, MN) — The former bookkeeper of the Minnesota grain elevator defrauded by its manager is facing charges of felony theft by swindle. Kimberly Dysthe-Golden was the bookkeeper for Ashby Farmers Cooperative Elevator during the time when Jerry Hennessey embezzled five million dollars, causing the co-op to become insolvent. Prosecutors say Dysthe-Golden wrote more than 88-thousand dollars in unauthorized checks over a four year period for her own benefit. She faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison plus a 100-thousand dollar fine.