Harvey County attorney David Yoder says he will file criminal charges later this week. He says someone at the Newton Chamber of Commerce has been stealing what they call "Newton Bucks."
Newton Bucks are as good as cash at 30 businesses in town. People buy them from the Chamber, spend them, then the Chamber reimburses the businesses the cash value.
The program encourages people to shop local, but in this case, it was a way for someone to rip off the Newton Chamber of Commerce.
Yoder says he'll release more information on the case later this week once the suspect is charged. Yoder says it is someone connected to the Chamber, but he makes it clear the person is not the executive director who recently announced his retirement.