An Independence woman who allegedly stole nearly $37,000 from the local school booster club while she was it's treasurer, has now been sentenced.

48 year old Jennifer Reuther was sentenced in Buchanan County District Court on Wednesday. Reuther had been the treasurer for the Mustang Athletic Boosters, between 2015 and 2019. Within that time, Reuther altered the club's financial records, and stole over $36,700.

Reuther received two 10-year suspended sentences for first-degree theft and first-degree fraudulent practices. She is now on probation supervision for up to five years, and also must repay the $36,797 she stole from the Athletic Boosters, plus fines and penalties.

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