Crime & Courts

Wichita bookkeeper sentenced for wire fraud

A former bookkeeper for Steckline Communications Inc. was sentenced Monday to 24 months in prison and ordered to pay restitution of more than $2 million in an embezzlement scheme, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.

William H. Nolan, 51, Wichita, pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud. He paid bills for his personal credit cards by issuing checks from his employers’ companies and forging an authorized signature on the checks, the U.S. attorney’s office said.

The affected companies included LS Media, Steckline Communications, Mid-America Ag Network, and Broadcast Technical Associates.