Ex-city treasurer sentenced for embezzling nearly $200K from small KS town

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A former Fontana City treasurer has been sentenced for embezzling nearly $200,000 from the city. 

A news release from U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister says 56-year-old Deborah Sell was sentenced to 12 months and one day in prison. 

Sell pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud and one count of filing a false tax return. She admitted that she issued city checks to pay her personal expenses, used a city debit card to withdraw cash for personal expenses, and deposited money from customers into her personal account. 

Sell also admitted that she failed to include more than $94,000 of embezzled money on her 2016 tax return.

During a sentencing hearing, prosecutors said Sell embezzled more than $174,000 in total from the city. 

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