Emporia - Theft charges against a former Emporia city engineer have been dropped.
The Emporia Gazette reports charges of fraud and misconduct against Keith Beatty have been dismissed. A trial date for misdemeanor alternative charges will be set at a later date.
Both Beatty and Jeff Herrick of Star Construction were accused of charging for dowel baskets that were never installed in a street reconstruction project.
Herrick has a preliminary hearing set for September 9th.