DELKThe former finance manager of a Kingman automobile dealership has been given extended jail time and placed on probation for abusing his position to steal from customers and the business itself. Robert Delk, 43, was sentenced September 8 by Mohave County Superior Court Judge Steve Conn.

   Delk entered a plea agreement after being charged with theft of almost $5,000 from the dealership and customers who made down payments for vehicles. Police reports indicated that Delk altered dealership accounting record to try to cover his tracks roughly four years ago.

   “I’m not proud of things I’ve done and where I’ve ended up,” Delk told Judge Conn. He said confinement helped him understand how much he wants to end his legal ordeal and spend time with family.

   Judge Conn expressed concern for the repetitive nature of the dealership embezzlement as well as Delk’s prior convictions for vehicle theft and shoplifting.

   Conn imposed a 250 day jail sentence, crediting Delk with the 71 days already served. Delk was also placed on supervised probation for four years and ordered to pay more than $4900 in restitution.