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Former Dallas, Oregon City Manager Pleads Guilty To Theft

AP | Jan. 31, 2013 7:54 a.m. | Dallas, Oregon

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A former city manager in the Oregon community of Dallas has pleaded guilty to three counts of first-degree theft, one count of official misconduct and one count of falsifying business records.

Polk County District Attorney Aaron Felton says Jerry Wyatt’s plea agreement calls for a two-year prison sentence and full restitution.

Felton said Wyatt will repay nearly $12,000, the amount sought by the city of Dallas. The Statesman Journal says the state Justice Department earlier reported that Wyatt had stolen about $14,000, charging personal items for himself and his family on a city credit card.

He became city manager in 2007 and stepped down last July.

Wyatt offered a letter of apology at his sentencing Wednesday in Circuit Court.

Dallas is west of Salem.

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