Ex-Texas School Boards Official Admits Stealing $500K from Insurance Fund

January 10, 2014

The former workers’ compensation claims chief for the Texas Association of School Boards admits to stealing more than $500,000 from the group’s insurance fund.

Federal prosecutors say Herman G. Wilks pleaded guilty on Jan. 8 in Austin to 10 mail fraud counts.

He admitted stealing the money from the association’s risk management fund. That fund provides coverage for member school board unemployment and workers’ compensation claims, along with auto, liability and property claims.

Wilks could be sentenced to up to 20 years in prison for each of the 10 counts. No sentencing date has been set, but Wilks remains free on bond until then.

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  • January 10, 2014 at 3:05 pm
    Agent says:
    I might be tempted to put this guy in Huntsville in the hardened criminal block and have him rooming with Tyrone who will teach him all about how to become a kid.
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