Crime of the Week - Wichita and Sedgwick County
Shortly after 4 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, two people burglarized Target at 301 S. Towne East Dr. They broke out the front glass doors and went directly to the electronics section. The pair broke into display cases taking iPods, iPads, digital cameras and laptop computers. They left through the rear fire doors. Loss was estimated at several thousand dollars.

Both suspects had their faces covered and carried bags. Suspect one wore all dark clothing; suspect two wore light colored pants and a dark shirt.
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The caretakers of a 3-year-old Wichita girl who was beaten to death last month waived their rights to a preliminary hearing Tuesday and have been bound over for trial on first-degree felony murder charges.

Monica Krueger and Evan A. Schuessler are set for a jury trial Aug. 25 in the death of Krueger’s daughter Emma, according to Sedgwick County District Attorney’s Office’s spokesman Dan Dillon. The girl died June 4 after being taken to a local hospital by ambulance two days earlier. Emma was unresponsive, had bruises covering her body and had swelling on her brain.

Both Krueger, 24, and Schuessler, Krueger’s 23-year-old boyfriend, were arrested June 3 in connection with the girl’s injuries. They were charged with murder after she died.

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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:38 CDT

Authorities are searching for a man who robbed a bank in southeast Wichita Tuesday morning.

The man walked into the Emprise Bank at 2323 S. Hydraulic at 9:41 a.m., a Sedgwick County dispatcher said. While no weapon was indicated, he left the bank with an undisclosed amount of money and may have driven off in a gold minivan.

Police released photos of the robber extracted from surveillance video. The suspect is a white male in his 40s or 50s, officials said. He is 5-feet-7 and 160 pounds. He has a mustache and wore a baseball cap, blue jeans and a white and gray plaid button-up shirt.

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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:24 CDT

A Winfield woman’s Medicaid scam fell apart when officials learned that the person she was getting government money to care for was actually in jail in Oklahoma, the Kansas attorney general’s office reported Tuesday.

Sherry Benson, 41, was ordered to pay back the $5,357 she billed to Medicaid as a personal care attendant for 400 hours of work she didn’t do in August and September of 2012.

“The Medicaid beneficiary Benson claimed to be caring for was incarcerated in Oklahoma during the time she billed these services,” said a statement from Attorney General Derek Schmidt.

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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:25 CDT
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