A former Forest River employee found guilty of stealing from the company was sentenced to three years in prison Thursday, May 29, according to the Elkhart County Prosecutor’s Office.
Kristian Horn was given the maximum sentence allowed for a class D felony conviction in Elkhart Superior Court 5. Horn was also ordered to pay restitution to the RV company.
The prosecutor’s office charged Horn with theft from his former employer Dec. 29, 2011. Horn was found guilty after a three-day jury trial held from Wednesday, April 30, to Friday, May 2.
Horn was a former purchasing agent for Forest River. Horn fraudulently ordered thousands of pieces of plywood, which were then picked up and sold to customers for approximately a third of their original price under his direction.
Horn pocketed approximately $30,000 to $40,000 after multiple sales. Forest River was left with invoices that had to be paid, resulting in a loss of more than $95,000.