Woman Pleads Guilty Stealing From Co-Workers

By: AP (posted by Greg Palmer)
By: AP (posted by Greg Palmer)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) A Kansas woman admits she stole more than $100,000 from three co-workers at a Department of Agriculture office in Kansas City.

Forty-nine-year-old Paula Steen, of Overland Park, Kan., pleaded guilty Wednesday in a wire fraud and identity theft scheme. Prosecutors say the former information technology specialist for the Farm Service Agency took at total of about $103,000 from her co-workers.

The Kansas City Star reports Steen admitted that one of her victims was legally blind. She allegedly charged $57,693 on credit accounts belonging to that co-worker. She repaid some of that but took another $48,171 from the same worker.

As part of her plea bargain, Steen agreed that she should receive a longer sentence because she took advantage of a vulnerable victim.

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