Internal investigation finds Jackson County court administrator misused funds

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - An internal investigation has found that a former Jackson County court administrator misused court funds and court purchasing cards, according to an announcement from the 16th Judicial Circuit.

Teresa York was placed on administrative leave on June 4, after there were concerns about her management of funds.

An independent group conducted the investigation, which revealed that York violated court purchasing procedures.

"The Court depended upon Teresa York for many years to manage Court functions and funds professionally and ethically, and we have been taken aback in the past few weeks to find that our trust was misplaced," Presiding Judge Charles E. Atwell said in a written statement.

Following York's resignation on July 2, the Court appointed Jeff Eisenbeis as Interim Court Administrator.
Law enforcement officials are currently investigating the case.

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