Former Lawrence Mayor Jeremy Farmer has been charged with stealing money from his old job as executive director at a food pantry.
A criminal information filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Kansas charges Farmer with one count of interstate travel of embezzled funds. The filing also seeks a forfeiture judgment.
Court records do not indicate a defense attorney, and a phone number for Farmer was disconnected.
Federal prosecutors allege Farmer embezzled more than $5,000 from Just Food beginning in 2013 until he resigned from the nonprofit food pantry and as mayor in August 2015.
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Farmer left those positions after it was revealed he had not paid about $50,000 in federal payroll taxes. He said at the time it was an oversight that the taxes weren’t paid.