Monday, October 10, 2011

Former County Tax Collector In Missouri Charged With Embezzling $550K Over 20 Year Period

Kathy Sue Roberts, 51, of Downing, Missouri, has been charged with embezzling some $550,000 from Schuyler County coffers for which she had served as county tax collector.  Authorities allege that over a period of nearly 20 years, from 1992 until August 2011, Roberts kept cash tax receipts for herself and issued checks to herself.  Roberts has been indicted by a federal grand jury on one felony count of mail fraud.  Roberts had served as county tax collector since 1987.

Read the story herehere and here.

Update (12/13/11): Roberts' thefts are believed to now total at least $568,974.  Read an update of the story in the local press here.

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