Former UCA Administrator Found Guilty In Test-Theft Case

Mar 12, 2014

Former UCA chief of staff Jack Gillean was charged with stealing tests from professors' offices.
Credit Faulkner Co. Sheriff's Office

Former University of Central Arkansas Chief of Staff Jack Gillean has been found guilty on all counts in his commercial burglary trial.

Gillean faces up to 10 years in prison on each of the six commercial burglary counts.

Prosecutors accused Gillean of knowingly providing his UCA master keys to a student so the student could steal tests from professors' offices.

Student Cameron Stark testified that Gillean gave him those master keys so he could steal tests in 2011 and 2012. The defense did not call any witnesses.

In closing arguments Wednesday, defense attorney Tim Dudley pointed out inconsistencies in the timeline offered by prosecutors. He also questioned the credibility of prosecution witnesses who had been granted immunity in exchange for their cooperation.

Gillean resigned from his post at UCA in 2012 following the controversy.