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story.lead_photo.caption Moniteau County Assessor Amanda Trimble, who resigned her elected position, is shown speaking Nov. 21, 2019, at the Moniteau County Republican Club meeting at Nic Nac Cafe in California, Mo. Photo by Liz Morales / California Democrat.

A pre-trial conference and jury trial have been set for Amanda Trimble, the former Moniteau County Assessor who resigned at the beginning of 2020 while under investigation for a quartet of crimes she was eventually charged with through the circuit court of Moniteau County.

The pre-trial and jury trial are set for next year. Trimble's pre-trial conference will take place Jan. 15, 2021, and her jury trial is slated for April 5, 2021, through April 8, 2021.

Trimble was charged with forgery, theft and filing false documents, all class D felonies; as well as fraudulent use of a credit/debit device, a class A misdemeanor, on Jan. 30 of this year. Trimble plead not guilty Aug. 14, and the above trial dates were scheduled last Tuesday.

An investigation by the Missouri Highway Patrol found Trimble took $4,816.57 from the county, spending more than $3,000 on fuel purchases, along with a trip to Texas and six out-of-town sporting events — all misrepresented as Moniteau County-related expenses.

Trimble's husband, Justin, was also charged in relation to the investigation earlier this year, with charges filed against him for fraudulent use of a credit device and stealing. His case has been continued/rescheduled multiple times since earlier this year, largely due to the coronavirus pandemic. Most recently, the state ordered for fingerprinting July 31, and a case was set for either trial setting or disposition Dec. 17 of this year.

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