Archive for Wednesday, June 4, 2003

Former library director charged

June 4, 2003

The former director of the Tonganoxie Public Library faces criminal charges in Leavenworth County District Court.

Beckie Borella, 44, is charged with one count of felony misuse of public funds. A preliminary hearing for Borella is set for 11 a.m. June 18.

In April, Tonganoxie police launched an investigation into alleged misuse of funds at the library.

As the police probe began, Borella resigned from the director's job, which she had held since October 1997.

Police have said less than $5,000 was involved in the case. The case centers on the misuse of a credit card.

Meanwhile, the search for a new library director soon will be under way, according to board member Jim Morey.

"We're starting right now," he said. "We just now have the job description written."

The library board is scheduled to meet today, he said.

"That will be OK'd at the board meeting, and we'll start advertising for it."

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