Woman admits stealing from town, charity where she worked

VELDA CITY, Mo. (AP) – A suburban St. Louis woman has admitted in federal court that she stole about $400,000 while serving as a town treasurer and another $156,000 from a charity where she worked. Venita Sedodo of St. Charles, pleaded guilty Friday to wire and mail fraud. Sentencing is May 28. She must pay back the stolen funds. Sedodo was treasurer for Velda City in St. Louis County. She issued around 90 unauthorized checks to herself and made unauthorized wire payments for items purchased from Neiman Marcus and elsewhere. She also stole from a charity that provides financial aid to the deaf and hearing impaired.

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