Man gets year in prison for bilking ex-employer
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) _ A St. Louis man has been sentenced in Illinois to a year and a day in federal prison for stealing from his former employer to support his relationship with an exotic dancer.
Thirty-seven-year-old Kevin Dowell also was ordered Wednesday in U.S. District Court in East St. Louis to pay $114,000 in restitution, including $26,000 in investigative costs.
Dowell pleaded guilty in February to a wire fraud count related to what prosecutors said was his scheme to defraud FKG Oil Co. of Belleville.
Dowell admits that while serving as FKG’s human resources chief, he carried out his fraud from mid-2010 to April of last year.
Authorities say Dowell falsified mileage expense reports, used a company credit card for personal expenses, and transferred funds from FKG’s bank account directly to his own.