City clerk pleads guilty to fraud charges

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WICHITA, Kansas (AP) – The former city clerk of a tiny southeast Kansas community has pleaded guilty to embezzling nearly $60,000 from the town and her church.

The U.S. Attorney’s office says 67-year-old Diana Cox, of Havana, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to one count each of bank fraud and wire fraud.

Cox admitted stealing about $14,700 from the town of Havana, which has a population of just over 100. She also admitted stealing nearly $45,000 from Cross Point Baptist Church in Caney, where she served as treasurer.

Cox is scheduled to be sentenced April 16. She faces up to 30 years in prison and a $1 million fine for bank fraud and up to 20 years and a $250,000 fine for wire fraud.

 

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