2020 News Releases

Wellington woman found guilty of theft

Release Date: Jun 19, 2020

WELLINGTON – (June 19, 2020) – A Wellington woman has been found guilty of theft, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.

Cami Jo Scott, 36, yesterday pleaded no contest in Sumner County District Court to two misdemeanor counts of theft by deception. Chief Judge William Ruhl Mott accepted the plea and sentenced Scott to 24 months probation with an underlying sentence of 24 months in the Sumner County jail. Scott was also ordered to pay restitution to 39 victims totaling $72,123.35.

The case stemmed from an investigation by the Wellington Police Department and the attorney general’s Fraud and Abuse Litigation Division, which discovered that Scott claimed to have cowhides, leather goods and furniture inventory for sale because she was closing her business. Victims paid for these items, which did not exist and were never delivered. The crimes occurred between July 2018 and February 2019.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant Attorney General Jon Noble of Schmidt’s office.

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