Archive for Thursday, January 15, 2004

Ex-clerk’s probation modified

January 15, 2004

A judge chose not to revoke the probation of a former Basehor employee, previously sentenced in a case arising from a shortage at City Hall, Friday, Jan. 9 in Leavenworth County District Court.

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.

She appeared Friday morning and signed an agreement modifying her probation agreement, prosecutors said. Terms of the new agreement were not available as of press time, prosecutors said.

It was Srubas' latest brush with the law, this time in another jurisdiction, that put her Leavenworth County probation in jeopardy.

Leavenworth County prosecutors scheduled hearings to possibly revoke Srubas' 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.

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

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