Former Western KS Electric Coop GM charged with theft

(AP) The former manager of a western Kansas electric cooperative has been charged with stealing more than $100,000.SteffensLane Scott Electric Coop

Fifty-nine year-old Earl N. Steffens of Dighton is charged in Lane County with theft. He’s accused of stealing the money from a co-op subsidiary.

Steffens was general manager of the cooperative from 2001 until earlier this year. Lane-Scott provides electricity to parts of Rush, Gove and Logan counties and most of Ness County, in addition to all of Lane County and portions of Scott and Finney counties.

Lane County Attorney Dale Pike says Steffens is accused of stealing from High Line Services LLC, a subsidiary of Lane-Scott.

Steffens’ lawyer didn’t immediately return a call seeking comment Tuesday.


  • YeeYee

    This is just the straw that broke the camel’s back with this dude. Small town gossip but it sounds to me like he has made theft/fraud a way of life ie. cattle schemes, insurance fraud, and now stealing from the businesses that cut him a paycheck every month. Scum………..