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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Kansas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Former Civilian Employee at McConnell AFB Sentenced for Theft of Public Funds

WICHITA, KAN. – A former civilian employee at McConnell Air Force Base was sentenced Tuesday to three years federal probation for embezzling more than $50,000 in public funds, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said. In addition, she was ordered to pay approximately $53,000 in restitution.

Deidra N. Sanders, 44, Wichita, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of theft of government money. In her plea, she admitted the crime occurred between March 2013 and April 2014 while she worked as a deputy dispersing officer for the U.S. Air Force at McConnell. In her position, she had access to the Defense Finance and Accounting Service Fund. She stole a total of $54,348 from the fund.

Grissom commended the U.S. Air Force and Assistant U.S. Attorney Alan Metzger for their work on the case.

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Updated January 6, 2015