Federal Judge Sentences Former Walkerton Library Director

The former director of the Walkerton Public Library was sentenced yesterday to 20 months in federal prison for misuse of funds. Court documents indicate Scott Klingerman, 45, used more than $26,000 in library funds to pay for vacations and health club memberships.

The missing money was flagged during a state audit, which indicates it was taken over a three-year period. Officials say Klingerman started making ATM withdrawals from the library’s account shortly after taking the job there.