Former Barton County Memorial Hospital Chief Financial Officer Kimberly Schlup's embezzlement trial is still scheduled for Oct. 13 in Cedar County Circuit Court, but a new judge will handle the case.
Judge James Bickel recused himself from the case and it has been assigned to Judge Ted Scott of Buffalo, according to Cedar County Circuit Court records.
Ms. Schlup, 41, Deerfield, allegedly stole $77,735 from the hospital between March 15, 1999, and Oct. 7, 2003. An assistant Missouri attorney general will prosecute the case, assisted by Barton County Prosecuting Attorney Steven Kaderly. The trial is being held in Stockton on a change of venue from Barton County.