- Associated Press - Monday, June 23, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The former treasurer of a northwest Missouri town’s fire and road districts will serve three years in jail without parole for embezzling more than $1.5 million.

Federal prosecutors said in a news release that 59-year-old Leland Ray Kolkmeyer, of Wellington, was sentenced Monday and must surrender to federal authorities Aug. 7 to serve his sentence for two counts of mail fraud.

Kolkmeyer, who has already repaid $1 million in restitution, and was ordered to pay another $530,159 in restitution. That is the total he embezzled from the Wellington Napoleon Fire Protection District and the Special Road District.

Kolkmeyer was elected treasurer of both organizations in 1998. He resigned from both positions in February 2013.

Court documents say Kolkmeyer used the money for home improvements, vehicles and weddings for his children.



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