County Worker Sentenced for Stolen Money

1 decade 10 months 1 week ago Tuesday, December 12 2006 Dec 12, 2006 Tuesday, December 12, 2006 9:12:40 AM CST December 12, 2006 in News
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CAPE GIRARDEAU (AP) - A 38-year-old woman is sentenced to either ten years in prison or repayment of $40,000 she stole from the Cape Girardeau County prosecutor's office. Monica Krauss of Cape Girardeau was arrested in May 2005 on charges she took checks that were submitted by defendants to pay restitution to victims. She then changed the names on some of the checks and converted them to her own use. Authorities say Krauss enlisted the help of two willing accomplices to help cash the checks, and that she conned a 90-year-old woman into taking part. The two accomplices were charged and sentenced to four years probation. Krauss was ordered to make monthly payments of $600. If she stops making payments, she goes to prison to serve the rest of her sentence.

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