Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Former Missouri County Official Sentenced To Prison For Embezzlement

Bonnie Sue Lawson, 68, of St. Joseph, Missouri, was sentenced to three years in prison for embezzling some $119,000 from Buchanan County, for whom she had been employed as a public administrator. Lawson pleaded guilty last September to theft charges and admitted writing checks between 2003 and 2006 to herself that were ostensibly for fees. The monies were stolen from Social Security funds intended for about 120 dependent or disabled clients.

Read the story here, here and here.

Read the DOJ announcement here.

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