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Ex-Morningside College Worker Gets Prison Sentence



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A former Morningside College employee who altered money orders to embezzle thousands of dollars has been sentenced to 10 months in prison.
 
Larry Walters' attorney had asked for probation, saying that would allow him to continue working to pay restitution and was appropriate given his otherwise clean record. But U.S. District Judge Mark Bennett imposed the prison term Tuesday, ordering Walters to pay $7,200 in restitution to Morningside and $65,000 to its insurer.
 
Walters had worked in Morningside's print shop, where he operated a postage meter machine used for college mailings. He admitted that he intentionally generated errant postage fees on envelopes and returned them to the post office for refunds, claiming they were mistakes.
 
He then altered money orders by inserting his name as the payee and cashed them.
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