Thursday, October 11, 2018

FBI charges city clerk with embezzlement, water operator with faking water quality reports. (USDOJ press release)

The long arm of the law reached down into Caney, Kansas and Garden Plain Kansas today to charge two malfeasant local government employees with federal crimes -- embezzlement and filing false reports on water quality. Let justice be done though the heavens fall. Our local hick hack State's Attorney here in St. Johns County (RALPH JOSEPH LARIZZA) and his dull predecessors do NOT investigate white collar crime and corruption. Report crimes to the FBI.

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Thursday, October 11, 2018
Indictment: Retired City Clerk Covered Up Embezzlement

WICHITA, KAN. – A retired city clerk of Caney, Kan., was indicted today on charges of stealing more than $36,500 from the city, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said.

Carole Sue Coker, 69, Oronogo, Mo., is charged with one count of mail fraud and one count of bank fraud. The indictment alleges that Coker, who served as city clerk for about 40 years, employed a so-called “check for cash” embezzlement scheme to conceal the crimes.

The indictment alleges Coker embezzled a portion of cash payments made to the city. She covered up the crime by recording only a portion of some checks made out to the city. In this way, Coker made the city’s books appear to balance.

If convicted, she faces up to 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on the mail fraud count, and up to 30 years and a fine up to $1 million on the bank fraud count. The FBI investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Alan Metzger is prosecuting.


The former operator of the water system in Garden Plain, Kan., was charged today with falsifying reports on the quality of the city’s drinking water, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said.

Arthur Wolfe, 62, Norwich, Kan., is charged with two counts of making false statements in reports required by the Environmental Protection Agency. The indictment alleges Wolfe certified bacteriological reports in which water samples taken from some locations were represented as samples taken at other locations.

If convicted, he faces up to five years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on each count. The Environmental Protection Agency investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Alan Metzger is prosecuting.

1 comment:

Warren Celli said...

Toto we are not in Kansas.

The same sell out FBI (Friendly to Business Interests) that whitewashed The Brett Kavanaugh Investigation.

Keep on pretending.