Prez Of Public Water District Admits Theft

KANSAS CITY – The president of a public water district and his wife, who served as the district’s clerk, pleaded guilty Tuesday to embezzling more than $390,000, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.

Stephen C. Collier, 62, and his wife, Sharron K. Collier, 62, both of Rich Hill, Mo.,pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Ortrie D. Smith to conspiracy to commit mail fraud from 1999 to 2007, authorities said. They also agreed to pay $390,367 in restitution.

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