Former teacher’s probation extended

The former president of Lawrence’s teachers union – convicted of embezzling nearly $100,000 in union dues – had two years added to his probation term Monday.

Wayne Kruse waived his right to a hearing regarding whether he had violated the terms of his probation. He also did not contest the two-year extension of his probation.

Kruse was placed on probation in October 2005 and ordered to repay the $95,384 he embezzled from the Lawrence Education Association.

According to an affidavit filed in Douglas County District Court, Kruse still owes nearly $89,000. Kruse’s original two-year probation period was set to expire this month.

Kruse declined to comment.