Honor Flight Theft

GREAT BEND, Kan. (AP) A Great Bend woman who ran a group that flew World War II veterans to Washington, D.C., has been bound over for trial on two felony counts of theft by deception.

The Wichita Eagle reports LaVeta Miller pleaded not guilty Wednesday after a lengthy preliminary hearing that began in March but had to be continued because of scheduling conflicts.

Miller is former head of Great Bend-based Central Prairie Honor Flights, which raised nearly $1.2 million to take 1,100 veterans to Washington from 2008 through 2011. Miller canceled two Honor Flights last June because she said there was a shortage of funds, and the Central Prairie chapter was disbanded around the time she was fired July 1.