The former Garnavillo City Clerk has admitted to taking thousands of dollars from the city. 51-year-old Linda Casperson pleaded guilty in Clayton County District Court to first-degree theft. The state auditor determined that Casperson used 16-thousand dollars for her personal credit card bills and used city credit cards to make 50-thousand dollars in cash advances. Casperson had been the Garnivillo City Clerk for about 20 years. She was suspended after the theft was discovered and not re-appointed when her term was up in December of 2003.