Former treasurer pleads guilty in two youth group embezzlement cases

Team Radio Marketing Group - January 31, 2018 9:43 am

Jennifer Cary entered guilty pleas on Jan. 29 in two embezzlement cases in Kay County District Court.

In April 2017, Cary was charged with one felony count of embezzlement in two cases involving the Newkirk Youth Program and the Newkirk Takedown Club. She had been the program treasurer for both organizations.

Newkirk Police Department reported there were 62 questionable transactions in the Youth Program’s bank statements while Cary was treasurer. The bank statements were provided by Phillip Knight, president of the Newkirk Youth Program. The statements showed unauthorized purchases and cash withdrawals in one cases totaling $13,875.86 between August of 2013 and July 2016.

In  the second case, Newkirk police reported that on Nov. 30, 2016, the president of the Newkirk Takedown Club gave written statements about questionable transactions involving Cary. She also was the treasurer of  that club. Police stated there were 122 questionable transactions totaling $11,715.69.

On Monday, Cary entered guilty pleas in both cases. Sentencing was deferred in both cases for a period of seven years. Conditions included that the defendant was to commit no further law violations; comply with all terms of District Attorney supervision for two years, including payment of a $40 monthly supervision fee; write an apology letter to the victims, and pay all assessments ordered by the court.

She was ordered in each case to pay a $500 deferral fee, $50 VCA, court costs, and costs of incarceration.

Cary also was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $13,875.36 and $11, 715.69, to be paid directly to the District Attorney’s office.




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