Ex-Kan. senior center chief sentenced for theft

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ARKANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The former director of a southern Kansas senior center has been sentenced to 60 days in jail and ordered to repay $53,000 he took from the city-owned center.

Forty-seven-year-old Edward Greene pleaded no contest last month to theft, misuse of public funds and giving false information. Cowley County authorities believe he took or misused as much as $138,000 during his four years at the Arkansas (ar-KAN’-zuhs) City Senior Center, but they could only prove $53,000 in losses.

Greene will serve his jail time on a work-release basis under the sentence he received Wednesday. He now works at Rubbermaid in Winfield, and the judge said it would be hard for Greene to pay restitution if he lost his job.

Greene resigned from the senior center in September 2012.

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