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Fort Scott woman accused of theft from Law Firm

BOURBON COUNTY, Kan. – A special prosecutor files multiple charges against a Fort Scott woman for allegedly stealing from the law firm she works for.

According to the Mason & Clark Law Office website, Alexis Metcalf works there as a receptionist for Gayla Mason. Court documents show 18 charges against Metcalf.

  • 1 counts of Theft of property or services; Value $25,000 to $100,000
  • 16 counts of Forgery; Making or altering a written instrument; 1st conviction (checks)
  • 1 count of Theft of property or services; Value $1,500 to $25,000

Special Prosecutor Nathan Coleman of Columbus, Kansas filed the formal charges in August. Metcalf is scheduled to make her first appearance on October 12, 2022. According to the Bourbon County Sheriff’s Office, the Kansas Bureau of Investigations investigated the case.

The alleged crimes happened between 2017 and 2021 in Bourbon County.

Court documents state Metcalf stole more than $25,000 but less than $100,000 in property or services. Then, at a separate time, she allegedly stole more property or services valued at more than $1,500 but less than $25,000.

Metcalf is also accused of forging checks so it appeared to have been made or endorsed by another person at the law firm.

You can read more about each individual count and possible penalty ranges in the PDF below, or click here.

Fort Scott woman accused of theft from Law Firm

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