A former Fayette City Water Board manager is heading to prison after going on a wild spending spree with city funds.

Scotty Allen Moore was sentenced to two and a half years in prison this week, after he pleaded guilty to eight felony counts — three for theft and five ethics law violations for using an official position for personal gain.

Moore put nearly $200,000 on a credit card issued to him by the water board. Fayette County District Attorney Chris McCool said the city’s money was spent on some outrageous purchases.

“He was charged with using the credit card at several strip clubs,” McCool said. “He was charged with using it in an online dating service. He was charged with using it to buy personal items such as lingerie and women’s clothing.”

But that’s not all, McCool said, because he was also charged with using the credit card to purchase software to make fake invoices, which he used to cover up those thefts.

Moore was ordered to pay back $120,000 by Aug. 10, which is also the date he’s reporting to the Fayette County Jail, where he’ll begin serving his time before he’s transferred to a state prison.

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