Former Wellston mayor returns stolen paychecks

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WELLSTON, MO (KTVI)-There is a new development in the case of the troubled former Wellston, MO mayor. Saturday night, Linda Whitfield apparently returned most of the missing paychecks she took from city hall Friday.

The former mayor was kicked out of office by the city council and a judge upheld the council's decision saying she had to go. But, without authority, she went to city hall last week and took 40 paychecks.

She returned some on Friday and, after pressure from police, gave back most of the remaining checks Saturday night.

So far, there's no word if Wellston plans to press charges.

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  • Cit Riverview

    She needs to be in jail. NO IFS AND OR BUTS. I agree with KRAFTIG and they can start with The Village of Riverview. go to you tube and see what this guy did thegoviskillingme

  • Groovy Chick

    That woman has been a sleeze for years. It’s about time they finally got rid of her. Now let’s see what they have to replace her.

  • Byebyetotherite

    These small city’s just need more money if the Feds took more from the rich and would give it to the poor city’s America would so much better.

    • Jules

      Wrong as usual BBTTR! You eventually run out of other people’s money! It is time these type of people take personal responsibility for their own actions. Throwing “rich people’s” money at them will not solve anything if they don’t know how to spend it!

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