Former Velda City treasurer admits to defrauding city, charity

Venita Sedodo admitted to stealing $400,000 from the city, $156,000 from a charity

Alex Degman
February 21, 2020 - 8:40 pm
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VELDA CITY (KMOX/AP) -- A St. Charles woman has admitted in federal court that she stole about $400,000 while serving as the treasurer of Velda City, and another $156,000 from a charity where she worked.

Venita Sedodo pleaded guilty Friday to wire and mail fraud. Sentencing is May 28. She must pay back the stolen money.

Sedodo issued around 90 unauthorized checks to herself and made unauthorized wire payments for items purchased from Neiman Marcus and elsewhere. She also stole from a charity that provides financial aid to the deaf and hearing impaired.

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