Former City of Casper Employee Pleads Guilty to Stealing City Money

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A former Casper employee was facing ten years in prison this morning in District Court as she entered her guilty plea to felony larceny.

Thirty-eight-year-old Heather Kirkendall plead guilty to felony larceny for depositing city funds into her personal bank account while working for the city.

Court records show Kirkendall worked in the Community Development Division and Human Resources at the city and between 2014 and 2017 there were 187 discrepancies in city receipts and transactions.

The 187 discrepancies of missing funds resulted in $19,403.75 missing.

Today Kirkendall pleaded guilty to the single charge of larceny with a plea deal. Her deals says if she pays back un-decided restitution amount back to the city, she faces 18-24 months in prison, all suspended for 3 years of supervised probation.

The Assistant District Attorney after the hearing estimated the restitution amount to be close to $19,000.

A search warrant was issued in November to search Kirkendall's bank records and a warrant for her arrest was issued in December, she was later arrested.