LAWTON-- A Comanche County jury found James Culbertson guilty Wednesday afternoon on charges related to the Lawton Public Schools security scam. They returned the verdict a little more than two hours after hearing closing arguments, and after two days of testimony.
Prosecutors said Culbertson turned in time sheets for security work that he never performed.
In turn, they said Culbertson would cash the paycheck he received and would give half of the money to the ringleader of the scheme, former LPS Director of Security, Mark McFarland.
Culbertson denied those claims.
He said McFarland kept track of all of his hours and if there was a problem, it was McFarland's fault.