Statement from Auditor Galloway on sentencing of former Callaway County Collector

March 4, 2019

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway today released a statement of the sentencing of former Callaway County Collector, Pam Oestreich. An audit of the Callaway County Collector's Office was released in September, and found more than $300,000 was stolen from the collector's office between Jan. 1, 2016 and March 15, 2018. The former collector was sentenced to 30 months in prison and ordered to pay nearly $380,000 in restitution.

"Anytime there is corruption by a public official, it defrauds citizens of their hard-earned dollars. I appreciate the work of county officials and federal law enforcement to restore the public's trust. Together, we have sought justice and accountability for taxpayers.

My audit this fall included a path forward for the county to better protect taxpayer dollars in the future, and county officials committed to making those changes."

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