Cari Gillmore, 45, of Springfield, waived her right to a grand jury and pleaded guilty before U. By pleading guilty today, Gillmore admitted that she conducted financial transactions for personal expenses with credit cards that were issued to the city of Walnut Grove.
– Tom Larson, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that the former city clerk of Walnut Grove, Mo., pleaded guilty in federal court today to a credit card fraud scheme in which she embezzled city funds. Rush to a federal information that charges her with credit card fraud.
Walnut Grove Mayor Jim Cole said he doesn't have anything new to report or comment on other than that the investigation is ongoing and they are waiting to see what happens next.
The city had filled Gilmore's position by hiring Dale Duvall—former city clerk for the city of Willard—on a part-time basis.
However, she was let go sometime around the first of the year.
Cole wouldn't confirm the date she was let go or the reason behind her termination.