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Ex-city clerk in southeast Kansas charged with fraud

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, at 3:26 p.m.

A 67-year-old woman who was a city clerk in southeast Kansas was charged Tuesday in a Wichita federal court with two counts of fraud for allegedly stealing nearly $60,000.

Diana L. Cox, of Havana, was charged with one count of bank fraud and one count of wire fraud, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom.

She was the city clerk for Havana in August 2011 when she allegedly stole $14,658 by falsely telling a Caney bank that the city had decided to require only one signature on checks written for city business, the release said.

Cox also devised a plan to steal more than $44,568 from a Caney church, according to charges. She transferred money from the church’s account to pay her daughter’s mortgage payments, the release said.

Reach Rick Plumlee at 316-268-6660 or rplumlee@wichitaeagle.com. Follow him on Twitter: @rickplumlee.

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