Couple plead in $535K theft from Coffeyville Community College

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“"Go to Jesus and turn left." ”

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#1 Jan 14, 2012
INDEPENDENCE, Kan.| A husband and wife who worked at Coffeyville Community College have pleaded no contest to charges in the theft of approximately $535,000 from the southeastern Kansas school.

Melissa Dawn DeVivo, 40, and 39-year-old Nicholas Antonio DeVivo, entered the pleas Thursday to amended charges of forgery and attempted felony theft. Sentencing is set for Feb. 23 in Montgomery County District Court.

The DeVivos live in South Coffeyville, Okla. Melissa DeVivo worked in the college's business office from 1991 to January 2011. Her husband was the school's head cheerloading coach from 1996 to 2002.

Montgomery County Attorney Larry Markle says the plea agreement calls for the couple to pay back $300,000 at their sentencing, and the rest of the funds at later dates.

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2012/01/12/3367373/...
Regular person

Coffeyville, KS

#2 Jan 14, 2012
Well at least they are getting punished. Looks like they only get to keep a quarter of a million dollars of the stolen money. Unreal...
Inspector gadget

Coffeyville, KS

#3 Jan 16, 2012
I think this guy was Kronk, always have
Poncho Bob Villa

Houston, TX

#8 Jan 16, 2012
Kronk was this dude,who is an embezzeler? Oh well,might explain why kronky has flown the coupe.Interesting therory

I think this guy was Kronk, always have

“"Go to Jesus and turn left." ”

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#9 Jan 24, 2012
I just hope they hold their feet to the proverbial fire for this re-payment schedule.
okie

United States

#10 Jan 25, 2012
Let's not worry about how or why it happened. Who dropped the ball? Somebody should have been checking the books.
skeptic

Chanute, KS

#11 Jan 25, 2012
okie wrote:
Let's not worry about how or why it happened. Who dropped the ball? Somebody should have been checking the books.
Is it coincidence that the resignation of Andy Smart, CCC's chief financial person, was accepted in CCC's monthly board meeting Monday? I personally doubt it.
skeptic

Chanute, KS

#12 Jan 25, 2012
The Sultan of Swing wrote:
I just hope they hold their feet to the proverbial fire for this re-payment schedule.
I hope they miss a payment and get thrown in the slammer, where they should have been all along.

“"Go to Jesus and turn left." ”

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#13 Jan 29, 2012
A couple of wanna be socialites find a way to bilk a small town college for $535K so they can have it "all." In my humble opinion they are "sneak thieves." How would you face your children? Can't you just hear it... Honey Mommy and Daddy, just, Uhm, er, well... we borrowed the money... and now we have to pay it back. Yeah! That's it we borrowed some money and now we have to pay it back.
LaughingAtKarma

United States

#14 Jan 31, 2012
okie wrote:
Let's not worry about how or why it happened. Who dropped the ball? Somebody should have been checking the books.
That's just the thing. Melissa DeVivo WAS in charge of the books. Not one item was purchased or ordered for the college unless SHE made the purchase order. The instructors/other staff had to go through HER to order anything. She was the office manager. Made it quite easy for her to doctor the books and skim money off the top.
LaughingAtKarma

United States

#15 Jan 31, 2012
The Sultan of Swing wrote:
A couple of wanna be socialites find a way to bilk a small town college for $535K so they can have it "all." In my humble opinion they are "sneak thieves." How would you face your children? Can't you just hear it... Honey Mommy and Daddy, just, Uhm, er, well... we borrowed the money... and now we have to pay it back. Yeah! That's it we borrowed some money and now we have to pay it back.
I agree. They have always looked down their noses at the citizens of Coffeyville, especially single moms who are going to CCC to improve their education to make a better life for their kids. And they steal money from the college and act like they are parents of the decade. But Melissa's always been like that. She's always thought she was better than everyone and if she couldn't obtain her materialistic lifestyle honestly, she would obtain it by any means necessary.
Her children would fare better if they weren't raised by these two lying, cheating, thieves.
Melissa & her husband should be run out of town & never allowed to come back. They represent the worst this town has to offer. I'd trust a meth addict before I'd trust Melissa DeVivo.
Jack Jones

United States

#16 Jan 31, 2012
They should go to prison for at least 5 to 10 years.This money they stole cost us taxpayers in the long run.Anything they own should be sold to pay the money back.

“"Go to Jesus and turn left." ”

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#18 Feb 3, 2012
sentencing legal definition of sentencing

sentencing ...
The post-conviction stage of the criminal justice process, in which the defendant(s) is brought before the court for the imposition of a penalty.

I understand this sentencing portion of the trial starts towards the end of this month.
Old raven star

Fort Worth, TX

#20 Feb 3, 2012
It wasn't too bad. It made it better that I didnt like nick and was getting the better part of her lol
Taking it Easy

Pratt, KS

#21 Feb 3, 2012
Old raven star wrote:
It wasn't too bad. It made it better that I didnt like nick and was getting the better part of her lol
ha! surely you took some pics.
Pat

Chanute, KS

#22 Feb 3, 2012
Old raven star wrote:
It wasn't too bad. It made it better that I didnt like nick and was getting the better part of her lol
I heard they were both doing you.
Old raven star

Fort Worth, TX

#23 Feb 3, 2012
Nah he was to busy trying to hook up with his cheerleaders at nationals. Melissa wasn't the only administrator I had fun with.
Okokie

Girard, KS

#24 Feb 3, 2012
Fire everyone these people worked for start at the top.
jojo

Wichita, KS

#25 Feb 23, 2012
wow guess crime pays
Regular person

Coffeyville, KS

#26 Feb 23, 2012
Anyone heard any new news in the case?

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