Former Northern Kentucky AD gets 10 years in gift card scam
APR 18, 2014 5:00p ET
Bizarre, or, maybe not so, times in Kentucky.
First, there is the case of the alleged perp wanted after being accused of robbing a bank in Ludlow. Not only was he wearing a University of Kentucky cap, but he also is reported to have large UK tattoos on his back that read "I Bleed Blue," according to WLWT.com.
That brings us to the second curious case. The former AD at the University of Northern Kentucky, Scott Eaton, received a 10-year prison sentence for ripping off more than $300,000 from the school.
The strange aspect of the crime? More than $260,000 of the stolen goods were in the form of Kroger gift cards, which Eaton used.
Eaton was tripped up, according to Cincinnati.com, when another former school employee with which he was involved came forward and spilled the, uh, beans and rest of the shopping list. Cincinnati.com also reported that Eaton admitted to having affairs with four colleagues and a student.
In addition to the 10-year sentence, Eaton will have to repay the school. He had been suspended from his $139,000-plus a year job.
He could be released from prison in two years.