Todd William Klein, 49, of Cincinnati was
sentenced in U.S .District Court to 36 months in prison for obstruction of
justice for using bogus checks to pay the trustee in his bankruptcy case.
According to court documents, Klein filed for bankruptcy in
May 2011. A trustee was responsible for collecting payments from Klein and
distributing the money to creditors. In September, Klein paid the trustee two
checks, each in the amount of $3,275. He later admitted to an investigator with
the Springdale Police Department that he created the checks on his computer
using an account number from a closed account and paper he purchased at an
office supply store.
Klein pleaded guilty on June 15, 2012. Judge Dlott ordered
the sentence for obstruction to be served concurrently with his sentence for
violating his supervised release in connection with his conviction in 2004 on
charges of interstate transportation of stolen vehicles and bank fraud.