Archive for Wednesday, April 23, 2003

Former clerk faces sentencing

April 23, 2003

A former Basehor employee accused of defrauding the city will be sentenced Friday, April 24 in Leavenworth County District Court.

Jennifer Srubas-Willis, a former assistant city clerk in charge of handling utility bills and municipal court costs, was charged with misuse of public funds and felony theft, both felonies.

Earlier this month, she pleaded no contest to misuse of public funds. Prosecutors dropped the felony theft charge.

Srubas-Willis and Basehor city officials reached an agreement in the case, which mandates the former city clerk pay Basehor $15,000 in restitution.

Under the agreement, Srubas-Willis will pay a lump sum of $10,000 to the city within five days after sentencing. The remaining $5,000 will be returned within six months of sentencing.

She is scheduled for sentencing at 9 a.m. Friday morning. She will most likely receive probation, prosecutors said.

Prosecutors offered to allow any city official to speak during the sentencing hearing. However, the offer has been declined, city officials said.

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