Jury trial set for former bookkeeper

Saturday, February 15, 2003

A jury trial has been set for March 5 for a former bookkeeper at the Cape Girardeau County Juvenile Office charged with embezzling more than $97,000 from local schools.

The trial for Robin Whitson, 38, will be held in Columbia, Mo., on a change of venue to Boone County.

Whitson was charged Sept. 11 with depositing 10 checks meant for the Cape Girardeau and Jackson public schools into her own account at the Cape Regional Credit Union using an ATM. The embezzlement is alleged to have occurred over 12 months, dating back to September 2001.

She remains free on a reduced $50,000 bond, with the condition she not leave the state and remain homebound every evening.

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