Archive for Wednesday, November 26, 2003

Former library director’s court hearing delayed

November 26, 2003

The former director at the Tonganoxie Public Library must wait another month for her restitution hearing.

Last month, Beckie Borella, 45, Tonganoxie, pled no contest to the misuse of public funds in Leavenworth County District Court.

On Oct. 24, the court ordered an independent accountant to analyze the alleged misused funds and scheduled a hearing for last Friday to review the findings. But according to Deborah Owens of the Leavenworth County attorney's office, the accountant, Steve Wagner, hadn't completed his work.

The judge has set a new restitution hearing for 9 a.m. Dec. 19.

The Tonganoxie library board alleges that Borella converted about $17,000 in library funds for personal use, while Borella says the amount was $726.

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