FRANKLIN COUNTY, Tennessee, November 23. KEN Stopkotte, the former Fishers area swimming coach, has been arrested in Tennessee "on eight counts of felony theft from Hamilton Southeastern Schools" located in Indiana, according to WTHR in Indianapolis.
Stopkotte has been under investigation for financial fraud since mid-September, as previously reported by Swimming World. The investigation began shortly after Stopkotte settled with USA Swimming and Indiana Swimming to two and five-year bans, respectively, after tampering with times during three meets in Feb. 2010.
The latest allegations stem from claims stating that Stopkotte pocketed rental fees billed for the use of the Fishers High School pool, instead of sending those fees to Hamilton Southeastern Schools. The allegations claim almost $17,000 were transferred into a "private bank account."