- Associated Press - Monday, September 16, 2019

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - The former treasurer of a small Kansas town has been sentenced to one year and one day in federal prison for stealing money from the town and spending taxpayer money at a casino.

The U.S. Attorney’s office in Wichita says 56-year-old Deborah Sell of Fontana was sentenced Monday. She had pleaded guilty to wire fraud and filing a false tax return.

Sell admitted embezzling more than $174,000 from Fontana, a town of about 220 people in eastern Kansas.

Federal prosecutors say Sell issued city checks to pay personal expenses, withdrew cash using a city debit card for personal expenses, and deposited cash payments from customers into her personal account.

Restitution is mandatory.

Fontana is about 40 miles southwest of Kansas City, Missouri.

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