A Keytesville woman pleaded guilty Friday to two counts of stealing.  Tammy Littleton, 46, admitted to taking more than $42,000 from the Chariton County Soil and Water Conservation District.  She also admitted to stealing almost $20,000 from the Keytesville Athletic Boosters, where she served as treasurer of the organization.  Littleton was sentenced to 30 days in the county jail.  Upon release, she will be placed on supervised probation for five years.

Press Release from Chariton County Prosecuting Attorney Bryan Scheiderer

The Chariton County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office announced today that on September 6, 2012, Tammy Sue Littleton, age 46, of Keytesville, Mo. pled guilty to two counts of stealing – the class B felony of stealing more than $25,000, and the class C felony of stealing more than $500.  Pursuant to a plea agreement, the Honorable Gary Ravens accept her guilty plea, suspended imposition of sentence and placed her on supervised probation for five years.  She was further ordered to serve 30 days in the county jail, perform 100 hours of community service, and make full restitution to the victims of the stealing offenses.

For more than 20 years, Ms. Littleton held the position of Program Specialist with the Chariton County Soil and Water District.  In October 2011, she resigned her position after admitting to the misuse of a fleet fuel card.  A subsequent audit revealed numerous irregularities in the District’s bookkeeping.  Investigators with the Missouri State Highway Patrol determined that Ms. Littleton misappropriated $42,453.19 from the District between January 2008 and July 2011.

Ms. Littleton also served as Treasurer for the Keytesville Athletic Boosters, an organization which assists the local school athletic programs.  It was determined that she misappropriated $19,975.90 from that organization between August 2008 and May 2011.

The defendant was represented by Dana Macoubrie, of Chillicothe, Mo.  The State of Missouri was represented by Bryan Scheiderer, Chariton County Prosecuting Attorney.