Fraud Charges Against Former Emporia City Engineer Dismissed

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.

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