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Former Lake City Ammunition Plant employee receives 18 months for fraud

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Posted at 10:23 PM, Aug 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-02 23:23:31-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A 37-year-old Buckner woman has been sentenced for embezzling more than $160,000 while working at the Lake City Ammunition Plant.

Brooke Brooks was sentenced Thursday to 18 months in federal prison without parole. She was also ordered to pay $163,493 in restitution.

Brooks pleaded guilty in January to stealing government property.

She worked for a subcontractor at the Lake City plant, which is a defense system contractor for the U.S. Army.

Brooks was responsible for ordering materials and equipment for the plant. Prosecutors said she admitted ordering too much equipment and reselling the excess online and to other employees. She also admitted altering invoices.

She was arrested after another Lake City employee complained to the plant's security manager that he hadn't received equipment he ordered from Brooks.