Phelps County Woman Sentenced to 15 Months for Fraud

A Phelps County Woman is sentenced to 15 months in prison for fraudulently using her employer’s debit card for personal gain.

According to court documents Denise Rea Barner was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of 125,576.80 for using the Kyle Center’s debits cards to make personal purchases and ATM withdrawals between November of 2007 and February of 2016.

Barner was an employee of the assisted living center in Rolla from July of 1991 until February of 2016, and was named director in 2004.





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