Former NKU Athletic Director Pleads Guilty to Stealing More Than $250K

Apr 17, 2014

Credit NKU.EDU

Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway says the punishment fits the crime in the case of former Northern Kentucky University athletic director Scott Eaton.  Conway says Eaton pleaded guilty today  in Campbell County Circuit Court to stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from NKU. 

Conway says Eaton took the money from2007 through 2013.  He did it by using his university credit card to buy Kroger gift cards, which he used to make more than $262,000 in purchases for himself.  He also used the credit card for about $33,000 in personal charges. 

And Conway says Eaton used NKU resources for printing and postage for a coaches association of which he was a member. He kept more than $16,000 he was reimbursed instead of returning it to NKU. 

The university fired Eaton in March last year when it found out he was having inappropriate relations with several employees and a student.  An external audit confirmed that he'd also stolen money from NKU.  Eaton will be formally sentenced May 20th.