Former Callaway County Collector Sentenced

The former Callaway County Collector was sentenced in federal court today. [Monday]

Sixty year old Pamela Oestriech was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Stephen Bough to 2 years and 6 months in federal prison without parole.

She was immediately taken into custody at the end of today’s hearing.

Oestreich was also ordered to pay $379,588 in restitution to Callaway County, which includes approximately $280 thousand in direct damages and $99,588 in indirect damages, such as audit expenses resulting from her theft.

Oestreich admitted she disbursed taxpayer funds for her personal use on 103 occasions beginning in September 2015. She also admitted she moved taxpayer funds between Callaway County bank accounts to conceal her theft of cash deposits made by taxpayers at the Callaway County Courthouse.

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