Kansas woman gets 3 years for embezzling $570K from employer

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A southern Kansas woman who admittedly stole more than $570,000 from her former employer has been ordered to spend three years in prison.

A Sedgwick County judge on Monday sentenced 46-year-old Jeannette Block of Wichita. She had pleaded guilty in October to one count of felony theft.

Authorities say Block worked for Pizza Hut of Southeast Kansas Inc. as an accountant and controller for 15 years. Prosecutors say Block’s thefts took place over the last five years of her employment, ending in 2014.

The district attorney’s office says in a statement that Block asked the judge to grant her probation so she could pay back the rest of the money, insisting she already had sold her home and returned $200,000 of the stolen money.

 

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