Ex-Cowley County Treasurer Worker Pleads In Theft

By: AP (posted by Carissa Fox)
By: AP (posted by Carissa Fox)

WINFIELD, Kan. (AP) _ A former employee of the Cowley County Treasurer's office will serve 18 months of probation after pleading guilty to three charges involving theft of funds from the office.

Diana Jo Blatchford entered the plea Monday to criminal deprivation of property. She had originally been charged with 10 counts.

Blatchford also agreed to pay $1,172 in restitution.

Prosecutors said between March and June 2011, Blatchford took county money on three separate occasions. .

The Winfield Daily Courier reports (http://bit.ly/M9lfJl ) Blatchford was an auto license clerk in the office from November 2006 to July 2011.

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