A former bookkeeper for Steckline Communications, Inc., has been sentenced to 24 months in federal prison for committing wire fraud as part of an embezzlement scheme, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said. He also was ordered to pay restitution of more than $2 million.
William H. Nolan, 51, Wichita, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud. In his plea, he admitted he embezzled from companies whose books he was keeping including LS Media, Steckline Communications, Inc., Mid-America Ag Network, Inc., and Broadcast Technical Associates, LLC. He paid bills for his personal credit cards by issuing checks from his employers’ companies and forging an authorized signature on the checks. He caused electronic fund transfers from his employers’ bank accounts to pay for purchases he and members of his family made.