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Former Montezuma County undersheriff involved in embezzlement case must pay back more than $7K

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CORTEZ, Colorado — A former Montezuma County undersheriff who used taxpayer money to pay for personal items, including firearms, has been ordered to pay more than $7,000 in restitution.

The Cortez Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1s51FVe ) District Judge Todd Plewe ordered Robin Cronk on Friday to pay back $7,415. Cronk was sentenced to 30 days in jail after he struck a deal with prosecutors and pleaded guilty in March to a felony count of embezzlement and a misdemeanor count of official misconduct.

He was initially charged with 17 embezzlement counts and one count of official misconduct. He was accused of trying to sell some of the firearms by posting classified ads.

Unauthorized purchases, including firearms, will be sold at auction, and the proceeds will be paid back to the sheriff's office and deducted from Cronk's restitution.


Information from: Cortez Journal, http://www.cortezjournal.com/

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