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Man Gets 18 Months In Theft Case

Associated Press - October 8, 2014 7:34 am

A Kansas couple was sentenced to three years of probation for laundering millions of dollars in suspected drug money through their small town bank.

A former executive officer of a Manhattan builders association has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for stealing from the organization.

45-year-old Tracy Roberts of Wamego was sentenced on Monday on 30 charges of felony theft.

Authorities say Roberts wrote business checks from the Flint Hills Area Builders Association for personal use between 2008 and 2013. It’s unclear how much money they believe she stole.

Roberts had asked the judge for probation.

The association president says he is pleased with the decision and the organization is seeking nearly $137,000 from Roberts in a civil lawsuit.

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Associated Press information from: The Manhattan Mercury