Hininger Arraigned in District Court

(Photo Ron Richter ©)
(Photo Ron Richter ©)

An arraignment for a Sheridan man charged with two felonies and one misdemeanor was held Thursday in Fourth Judicial District Court in Sheridan. Sheridan Media’s Ron Richter has the details.

62-year-old Scott Hininger pleaded “not guilty” to Obtaining Property by False Pretenses and Larceny by Bailee, both of which are felonies. He also entered a not guilty plea to the charge of misdemeanor theft. According to court documents, Hininger, while working for the University of Wyoming Extension Service in Sheridan County, reimbursed himself for work as property manager of the 4-H Mountain Camp through the extension office. Hininger used his personal credit card for the purchase of supplies and to cover the cost of travel expenses, instead of documenting reimbursements through the camp’s account. Hininger allegedly withdrew $6,700 in cash from a savings account for the 4-H Mountain Camp between 2009 and 2014.

The charge of Obtaining Property by False Pretenses stems from travel expense vouchers that were submitted to both Sheridan County and the University of Wyoming between 2012 and 2015. Hininger was double billing both entities for the same expense, then keeping the reimbursement money for himself, which totalled approximately $1,451.99

District Court Judge John Fenn set a trial date of November 25 and continued the bond under the same circumstances that were previously set in Circuit Court. A pretrial conference will take place October 25 at 10:30 am.

view counter

Send us a News Tip!

Have a news tip?
Use our anonymous form to let us know.