WICHITA, Kan. (AP) A former Barber County public works director doesn’t want potential employers to know about federal charges accusing him of stealing vehicles and money from his previous employer.
Steven Collier of Nashville, Kan., asked a judge Friday to remove a condition of his pretrial release that calls for his probation officer to make sure Collier’s supervisors know about the pending federal case.
Collier and his wife, Diana Collier of Medicine Lodge, were charged in November in an 11-count indictment with theft, interstate transportation of stolen property and sale of stolen property including trucks, a bulldozer, a tractor and other items.
Collier says was he fired two weeks ago after his probation officer notified his latest employer of the charges. He says he will become destitute if that bond condition remains.