Prolific embezzler gets 22 years

A federal judge in Kansas City on Tuesday sentenced a woman with a history of embezzlement to 22 years. Susan E. Prophet, 46, of Bucyrus, Kan., pleaded guilty previously to bank fraud and identity theft for stealing $543,000 from Dorfman Plumbing ...
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Someone stole all of family’s possessions as they passed through KC

Someone made off with this truck and trailer last night – taking every last belonging of a family from West Virginia that was passing through Kansas City. Kansas City Police now are asking for help finding the vehicles stolen last night ...

KC man faces charges for advertising explosive devices on Facebook

A Kansas City man is facing felony charges for advertising explosives on Facebook. Police records show James E. Dunlap offered “commercial and improvised explosive devices” for sale on the social media site. Bomb/arson and gang detectives ...
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Police ask help to ID south KC shooter, dog killer

Police today asked for public help in identifying a sketch of a man who shot a victim four times and killed Duke, the victim’s dog. The reward in the case stands at $15,000 for anonymous information provided to the Greater Kansas City Crime ...

Big theft leads to bankruptcy, questionable home decor and prison

When your accountant is handling matters, better watch the accountant. A federal judge on Thursday sentenced a Kansas City woman to five years in prison for stealing so much for so long that the company she worked for went bankrupt. Accountant ...
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Joy greets a new prison in KC

In an unusual twist, city council members on Thursday praised all who helped land a prison in the West Bottoms. That is because the new state minimum security prison to start this fall is a reuse of the Kansas City Community Release Center, ...

Steal big money? Better pay taxes on it

The government will not be stiffed, even on its cut of stolen money. When a federal judge in Kansas City sentenced a Kansas City woman this week, he ordered restitution that includes more than $366,000 in stolen money and more than $58,000 she ...

Undercover drug buys lead to sentences

A federal judge on Tuesday sentenced five Mexicans involved in smuggling cocaine and methamphetamine into Kansas City. The judge in Kansas City sentenced Alejandro Valencia, 32, to 24 years and four months and Eric Octavio Rangel-Ortega, 33, ...
A memorial to Aaron Markarian, a senior at the UMKC Conservatory of Dance and Music, has been erected in the yard where he was murdered on March 21. Two suspects have ben charged with the crime after being identified by other victims of the robbery at the South Plaza home.

Second sentence in murder of music student

A second defendant has been sentenced to prison in the 2013 murder of Aaron Markarian, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peter Baker has announced. Markarian was an opera singer with at the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance who would have graduated ...

Man charged with inept Brookside bank heist

Banks may be where the money is, but a Kansas City robber got little from a Brookside bank and not for long. Frank L. White, 35, was charged in federal court today with stealing $1,971 on Saturday from Commerce Bank, 6336 Brookside Place. According ...