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Sun Sep 30, 2018, 07:45 PM

Former Western Kentucky University professor admits to fraud

A former Western Kentucky University professor could face prison time after pleading guilty to wire fraud.

Matthew Dettman, 52, pleaded guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court in Bowling Green.

Dettman was charged with the offense this month by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Kentucky.

Authorities accused Dettman of enriching himself by diverting payments from local construction companies for soil and concrete testing to accounts that he controlled.


“Between 2006 and October 2017, Dettman devised a scheme to defraud WKU by diverting test payments for his own personal use, resulting in a loss of $236,000.”

Read more: http://www.kentuckynewera.com/news/ap/article_757ae492-c390-11e8-9b27-3b341f7d1b43.html

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