Former Johnson County Court employee accused of embezzling $1M, federal complaint shows

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A former accounting supervisor in the Johnson County District Court's Clerk of the Court office has been accused in a federal complaint of embezzling more than $1 million in incoming cash payments to the court, including bail bond payments. File image.

A former employee in the Johnson County District Court Clerk’s office has been charged with embezzling more than $1 million over the course of a decade, according to a federal complaint.

The complaint says Dawna Kellogg of Paola, Kansas, used her position as accounting supervisor in the clerk’s office to steal incoming cash payments to the court, including bail bond payments, and then cover the theft up by writing fake checks payable to the Clerk of Court and depositing those funds into the Clerk of the Court’s bank account.