The former director of the Walkerton Public Library was sentenced yesterday to 20 months in federal prison for misuse of funds. Court documents indicate Scott Klingerman, 45, used more than $26,000 in library funds to pay for vacations and health club memberships.
The missing money was flagged during a state audit, which indicates it was taken over a three-year period. Officials say Klingerman started making ATM withdrawals from the library’s account shortly after taking the job there.
The 20-month sentence is one year shy of the maximum, according to our reporting partners at WNDU-TV.