Ex-Leawood treasurer ordered to stand trial

Tuesday, April 7, 2009 | 10:24 a.m. CDT; updated 3:08 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, April 7, 2009

NEOSHO — A former treasurer of a Kansas City suburb has been ordered to stand trial for the alleged embezzlement of more than $300,000 in city money.

Gene "Paul" Boyd, longtime treasurer for Leawood was bound over for trial after a preliminary hearing Monday in the Newton County Circuit Court. Authorities say the 62-year-old Boyd resigned his post in October.

Court documents say Boyd stole at least $325,000 in city funds between 2002 and 2008. An additional $673,000 in city money is unaccounted for.

Leawood officials contacted the Newton County Sheriff's Department about the alleged discrepancies in October. At about the same time, officials at Boyd's then-employer, Empire District Electric Co., told investigators that he admitted to them that he had stolen city money for more than two decades.


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