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ST. CHARLES COUNTY • A former county ambulance district official who prosecutors say took more than $500,000 from a private urgent care center was sentenced to 120 days shock time and must repay $150,000.

Kevin James Guerra, 46, pleaded guilty in December to taking money from Our Urgent Care, which has locations in Wentzville, St. Charles and Maryland Heights. Guerra had served as operations director of the business.

The sentence was handed down by Circuit Judge Jon Cunningham. Prosecutors had asked for Guerra to pay restitution of more than half a million dollars, but Cunningham said it was unrealistic to expect Guerra to pay back that amount in the five years he will be on probation.

Court documents say an audit commissioned by the company discovered the missing funds. The thefts occurred from 2008 to September 2013.

Guerra, of the 600 block of Ballantrae Drive in Wentzville, resigned from the ambulance board in October 2013. He had been elected to the nonpartisan part-time post in 2010. 

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