Former energy company finance manager sentenced to federal prison for stealing over $650,000

By Steve Pope | October 2, 2018

A former energy company manager learned Tuesday that he will be spending the next year in a federal prison for writing checks totaling over $650,000 that were stolen from the company.

Court documents in the case say Kevin C. Conklin, 56, of Waynesburg, while employed by Mountain Energy Company, Ltd., used checks drawn on the company’s business bank account to pay $672,387.67 worth of his personal expenses from January 2008 through December 2012.

In his role as financial manager, Conklin oversaw the company’s day-to-day operations and was in a position to obtain the checks and falsely record the payee in the company’s financial database.

Prosecutors alleged that Conklin used the money to make mortgage payments on his home, personal credit card bills, college tuition for his daughter, an engagement ring for his son and automobile payments for a personal vehicle.

In addition to the prison term, Senior United States District Judge David S. Cercone also ordered that Conklin pay restitution for the full amount he allegedly stole.

Steve Pope can be contacted at steve.pope@grantstreetnews.com

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