The former CEO and controller of Worley & Obetz will stand trial after officials in Lancaster County say they illegally obtained more than $1 million to pay off personal debt. Jeffrey B. Lyons, the former CEO, and Karen L. Connelly, were scheduled for preliminary hearings before District Judge Edward Tobin on Wednesday. Lyons waived his hearing, and Tobin forward Connelly’s charges to county court following a two-hour hearing. Lyons and Connelly remain free on bail. Former energy company CEO, controller charged in $1 million scam to pay personal debt Lyons, 57, and Connelly, 64, are accused by police of working together to use funds that covered $1 million in Lyon’s credit card debt. Connelly authorized most of the payments, according to police. The payments covered items such as trips and plane fare, online shopping purchases, gym memberships, home projects, spa services, dining costs, college costs for a relative and other costs, police said. Massachusetts company, Diesel Direct has purchased the physical assets of the former Worley & Obetz company, which were approved in U.S. Bankruptcy Court on Sept. 18.