Accounting Technician Embezzled Kickapoo Tribal Funds

Accounting Technician Embezzled Kickapoo Tribal Funds

A formerr accounting technician for the Kickapoo Tribe of Kansas was indicted Tuesday on a federal charge of embezzling tribal funds.

Heath A. Hopkins, 45, Horton, KS, is charged with one count of theft from an Indian tribal organizations. The indictment alleges that while working for the Kickapoo Tribe Housing Authority Hopkins wrote unauthorized checks to himself on the tribe’s checking account.

If convicted, he faces up to five years in federal prison.