COTTONWOOD FALLS – (November 15, 2011) – A former Chase County Treasurer was sentenced yesterday to 12 months of probation and a suspended sentence of 12 months in the Chase County jail after pleading guilty to two misdemeanor counts of theft, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced.
Sondra Louise Butter, 34, of Cottonwood Falls was originally charged with four counts of theft by deception for stealing less than $1,000 per year over a four-year period spanning from 2006-2009. As part of a plea agreement, Butter pled guilty to two of the charges and the other two charges were dismissed. Butter agreed to pay Chase County $3,667.10, the amount of money she stole while Treasurer.
Butter was sentenced by Judge Jeffry J. Larson of the 5thJudicial District. Assistant Attorneys General Steven Karrer and Andrew Bauch and Chase County Attorney Bill North prosecuted the case.