Former Lane-Scott Electric CEO Pleads No Contest In Theft Case
The former CEO of Lane-Scott Electric in western Kansas will be sentenced in February after pleading no contest in a theft case involving nearly $188,000.
Earl Norman Steffens entered the plea last week to felony theft.
He was ordered to pay almost $188,000 in restitution, including $160,000 when he is sentenced February 17.
Prosecutors said he stole from Lane-Scott by filing false documents to claim company bonuses to which he was not entitled.
As part of the plea agreement, a second felony theft charge was dropped and prosecutors agreed to recommend probation.
Steffens is free on $30,000 bond.
Steffens was director of Lane-Scott Electric Cooperative and a wholly owned subsidiary, High Line Services, for more than five year