TOPEKA, KAN. – The former city clerk of Auburn, Kan., was sentenced Friday to one year and a day in federal prison and ordered to pay more than $189,500 in restitution, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.
Alice Riley, 61, Mayetta, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of interstate transportation of stolen funds. In her plea she admitted the crime occurred beginning in 2009 while she was city clerk of Auburn, Kan., a town of 1,200 in Shawnee County. She issued duplicate payroll checks to herself and other unauthorized checks which she deposited into her personal accounts. She covered up the embezzlement by creating false entries in the city’s books and bank statements.Grissom commended the FBI investigated and Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard Hathaway is prosecuting.