- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 10, 2020

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A former vice president of a Kansas bank has been sentenced to four months of home confinement for embezzlement.

The U.S. attorney’s office says 60-year-old Debra Converse, of Harveyville, also was ordered Monday to pay nearly $110,000 in restitution.

After she resigned last March from the First National Bank of Harveyville, the institute’s president went to the Wabaunsee County Sheriff to report embezzlement concerns. The bank also initiated an audit, focused on what Converse claimed were software glitches.

Prosecutors say the bank also learned that Converse, while serving as City Treasurer for Harveyville wrote $5,700 in checks payable to First National Bank for processing residents’ utility payments. Rather than crediting the revenue to the bank, she cashed the checks.

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