Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Former Treasurer Of Municipal Fire Department In Kansas Pleads Guilty To Embezzling $427K

From the Topeka Capital-Journal on 1/27/14:

The former treasurer of the Mayetta Rural Fire District No. 1 pleaded guilty Monday to embezzling from the district, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.

In his plea, the defendant agreed to an order that he pay $427,042 in restitution.

Richard P. Bontrager, 67, of Holton, pleaded guilty to one count of embezzlement. In his plea, he said that in 2008 he began embezzling from the fire district by issuing checks with the forged signatures of members of the board of the fire district.


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