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Posted: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 10:40 am | Updated: 11:29 pm, Wed Feb 19, 2014.

A defense attorney for Edward G. Greene waived a reading of the charges against his client Wednesday morning in Cowley County District Court in Arkansas City.

Greene is charged with three felony counts of theft, two felony counts of making false information and a felony count of misuse of public funds.

If convicted of all six charges, he would face between five and 21 years in prison, plus a post-release supervision term of seven years and a fine of up to $800,000.

David Maslen, of the Ark City law firm Mason & Velasquez, represented Greene at his client’s first appearance before Judge Jim Pringle.

Greene, the former director of the Arkansas City Senior Citizens Center, was not present at the proceeding.

Maslen asked Pringle for an attorneys’ conference before a preliminary hearing is scheduled.

Pringle scheduled the conference for 10 a.m. March 26.

Greene posted $10,000 bond Tuesday night after he turned himself in at the Cowley County Jail, Maslen said.

“We haven’t had the opportunity to read (specifics of) all six counts and would waive the reading,” Maslen said.

The specific charges are:

• theft of funds in excess of $100,000 from a bank account belonging to Ark City Senior Friends — a level-5 nonperson felony that carries a penalty of between 31 and 136 months in prison, plus a post-release supervision term of 24 months and a fine of up to $300,000;

• theft of funds between $25,000 and $100,000 from a bank account belonging to Region 3 Evangelist Department — a level-7 nonperson felony that carries a penalty of between 11 and 34 months in prison, plus a post-release supervision term of 12 months and a fine of up to $100,000;

• theft of funds between $1,000 and $25,000 from a bank account belonging to Aging Projects Incorporated — a level-9 nonperson felony that carries a penalty of between five and 17 months in prison, plus a post-release supervision term of 12 months and a fine of up to $100,000;

• two counts of making false information — each a level-8 nonperson felony that carries a penalty of between seven and 23 months in prison, plus a post-release supervision term of 12 months and a fine of up to $100,000;

• misuse of $39,000 in public funds — a level-7 nonperson felony that carries a penalty of between seven and 23 months in prison, plus a post-release supervision term of 12 months and a fine of up to $100,000.

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