Ex-Johnson County Court worker charged in embezzlement

March 10, 2022 GMT

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A former accounting supervisor with the Johnson County District Court has been charged with embezzling for more than $1 million in a scheme that allegedly lasted for a decade.

Dawna Kellogg was charged last week with eight counts of wire fraud and three counts of making and subscribing to a false federal tax return, federal prosecutors said. The scheme occurred between January 2007 and June 2017, KSHB-TV reported.

In a March 4 court filing, prosecutors allege Kellogg stole incoming payments meant for the court and diverted them to her personal accounts.

The transactions included bail bond payments that prosecutors estimated totaled more than $1 million.

Federal prosecutors allege that Kellogg did not report the stolen funds as taxable income on personal tax returns in 2015, 2016 and 2017.