Seven government employees in Kansas City area charged with fraud

Thursday, December 13, 2012 | 5:16 p.m. CST; updated 6:07 p.m. CST, Thursday, December 13, 2012

KANSAS CITY — Six Kansas City municipal employees and one Jackson County corrections worker are facing federal wire fraud charges, accusing them of using an insurance member benefit program to illegally rack up tens of thousands of dollars in gift cards.