Archive for Wednesday, December 24, 2003

Ex-employee faces hearing

December 24, 2003

A judge Friday continued a hearing to determine whether a former Basehor employee, sentenced in a case arising from a shortage at City Hall, will remain on probation.

In March, Jennifer Srubas, a former Basehor assistant city clerk, pleaded no contest to misuse of public funds stemming from her employment with the city. As assistant clerk, she was responsible for handling utility bills and municipal court costs.

In exchange for the no-contest plea, prosecutors dropped a felony theft charge. Srubas received an 18-month suspended sentence, was placed on probation and paid $15,000 restitution.

Leavenworth County prosecutors scheduled the hearing to possibly revoke her probation when they learned Srubas pleaded guilty to misdemeanor theft charges in Johnson County District Court in November. She was placed on 12 months' probation.

Leavenworth County prosecutors said Srubas did not inform her probation officer of the Johnson County case against her.

On Friday, Srubas' revocation hearing was continued to accommodate the schedule of her attorney, Catalina Thompson. Srubas will next appear at 9 a.m. Jan. 9 in district court.

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