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Former worker plans to change plea in water tampering case


September 29, 2021

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A former Kansas utility worker accused of remotely tampering with a public water system's cleaning procedures has notified a federal court that he plans to change his plea.

Wyatt Travnichek was indicted in March with remotely accessing the Post Rock Rural Water District's systems in March 2019, about two months after he quit his job with the Ellsworth County utility. He initially pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Travnichek is accused of shutting down the facility's cleaning and disinfecting procedures. When he worked for the utility, he would monitor the water plant r...

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