Former LEA president accused of probation violation

The former president of Lawrence’s teachers’ union, convicted of embezzling nearly $100,000 in union dues, has been accused of violating the terms of his probation.

Wayne Kruse was placed on probation in October 2005 and ordered to pay back the $95,000 he stole from the Lawrence Education Assn.

However — according to an affidavit filed in Douglas County District Court — Kruse still owes nearly $89,000.

His two-year-probationary period was set to expire earlier this month. Now, he’s been issued a notice to appear back in court for the alleged violation.

A hearing has been set for Oct. 29.