WICHITA, KAN. – A former civilian employee at McConnell Air Force Base pleaded guilty Wednesday to embezzling more than $54,000 in public funds, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.
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.
Sentencing is set for Jan. 6. She faces a maximum penalty of five years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. Grissom commended the U.S. Air Force and Assistant U.S. Attorney Alan Metzger for their work on the case.