The Kansas City Star reports 35-year-old Fabiola Cruz was arrested Monday on charges of one count of theft by embezzlement of more than $100,000 and four counts of a computer crime.
Cruz was making her first appearance in Johnson County District
Court on Tuesday afternoon.
The charges stem from an internal audit that discovered discrepancies relating to the collection of court fines in numerous municipal court files. The Merriam Police Department conducted a
criminal investigation as a result of the audit.
Neither the Johnson County Jail nor district court clerk had records indicating she had hired an attorney.