Former NKU Athletic Director Pleads Guilty to Theft

Apr 17, 2014


Former Northern Kentucky University athletic director Scott Eaton has pleaded guilty to stealing more than 311-thousand dollars from the school.  State attorney general Jack Conway says Eaton entered his plea Thursday in Campbell County Circuit Court.  He will serve the maximum term of ten years in prison. 

Eaton will also have to repay NKU.  Conway says Eaton stole the money from 2007 through 2013 several different ways.  “He used his Northern Kentucky University issued credit card to purchase Kroger gift cards.  Then he used those gift cards to purchase items for his own personal use.  The amount of this embezzlement totaled slightly in excess of 262 thousand dollars.”

Conway says Eaton also used his university credit card for another 33-thousand dollars in personal purchases.  And he kept more than 16-thousand dollars in reimbursements from a coaches association that should have gone to NKU.  The school fired Eaton in March last year after discovering he had inappropriate relationships with four university employees and a student.