Man gets year in prison for bilking ex-employer

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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.

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    Just another offender who needs rehabilitation services.

    And just more wasted taxpayer dollars on pointless law enforcement pursuit of relatively trite moral biblical values. So Belleville detectives, O’Fallon police and even the US Secret Service spent time on this, only to find pics of naked young men one can find on any one of probably thousands of international websites? Sure this guy ain’t the sweetest person, and certainly not the brightest tool in the shed, but felony criminal conduct?

    Only according to our biblical law. I wonder how long before we become like Iraq, fighting over trivial moral religious issues, like how often to pray?

    I’m guessing at the current rate, not long.

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