Former Colorado transportation auditor pleads guilty to charges, not expected to serve time

DENVER (AP) — Former Colorado Department of Transportation audit director Chris Wedor has pleaded guilty to identity theft and forgery but is not expected to serve time behind bars.

KCNC-TV reports that Wedor pleaded guilty Monday afternoon to one count of felony identity theft and one misdemeanor count of forgery.

Wedor was fired in December 2016 after the department found irregularities in expenditures connected to the use of state credit cards. He was originally charged with 17 felonies for accusations that he spent about $29,000 of state money on personal expenses.

Prosecutor Joseph Morales says the district attorney's office agreed to allow Wedor to serve two years unsupervised probation on the forgery count and a two-year deferred judgment on the felony charge.

Wedor will repay the department about $34,000.

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