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Joplin woman who stole more than $100,000 to serve 13 months in prison

Updated April 17, 2014:  A federal judge has sentenced Kathryn Stayton of Joplin for embezzling more than $88,000 from her employer, Frank Fletcher Ford, and another $13,000 from Credit Cars of Joplin.

Stayton will serve 13 months in prison followed by three years supervised probation.

She also has to repay a little over $121,000.

Stayton allegedly took the money between 2009 and 2011 while managing the accounting department at the car dealership.


Updated July 31, 2013:  A woman accused of stealing around $88,000 from Fletcher Auto Group and another $13,000 from Credit Cars of Joplin has entered into a plea agreement.

According to court documents, Kathryn Stayton, a former employee at both locations, was originally charged with 10 counts of wire fraud.

The public information officer for the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri says Stayton plead guilty to one count of wire fraud on Wednesday, and the court will decide if they will drop the remaining counts against her or if she will be sentenced based on the original charges.

Sentencing has yet to be scheduled.

Kathryn M. Stayton Plea Agreement (PDF)

 

Posted June 12, 2013:  A federal grand jury has indicted a Joplin woman for embezzling more than $88,000 from her employer, Frank Fletcher Ford.

Kathryn Stayton is charged with 10 counts of wire fraud.

The indictment alleges she embezzled the money between 2009 and 2011 while managing the accounting department at the dealership.

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