The former Walkerton-Lincoln Township Public Library Director has pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to two of the 10 felony charges filed against him. Scott Klingerman faced 10 counts of wire fraud. He’s accused of using the library’s debit card to pay for vacations, health club memberships and other personal business.
According to our reporting partners at WNDU-TV, Klingerman disputes his financial obligation in connection with the thefts, which occurred over a three-year period. A state audit found $57,000 missing, but Klingerman only admits to taking $350. A special hearing is set for March 2nd in U.S. District Court to determine how much money Klingerman is responsible for stealing. That determination should play a role in his eventual punishment.