Bethlehem Man Sentenced to Prison in Embezzlement Case
A man from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, will spend time in prison for his role in an embezzlement scheme.
According to court records, the man regularly billed his employer for nonexistent products and pocketed the payouts, motivated by pressure from a coworker and mounting personal expenses. He will spend a year and a day in federal prison, and then will serve three years of supervised release time. He also must pay back $176,874 he reportedly embezzled in the scheme.
Millions of dollars involved
The 45-year-old man pleaded guilty to four counts of aiding and abetting mail fraud in June. The scheme cost Storeroom Solutions (now known as Synovos) and its clients more than $1.2 million, per court documents.
There are two other men charged in the theft, as well. One is a man from East Brunswick, New Jersey, who pleaded guilty to seven counts of aiding and abetting mail fraud. He will spend two and a half years in federal prison and will be forced to pay $1.2 million in restitution. The other, a man from Ocean Township, New Jersey, pleaded guilty to a single count of aiding and abetting mail fraud. He was sentenced to two weeks in prison and must pay $99,404 in restitution.
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