Monday, March 30, 2009

Pennsylvania Man Sentenced In $3.5 Million Embezzlement Case

Brian J. Rowland, 44, of Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania, was sentenced Thursday to 63 months in prison for embezzling more than $3.5 million from the Gillespie Group, an advertising company where he had been employed as a bookkeeper. He had previously pleaded guilty to wire fraud and tax evasion. The thefts occurred over at least a 12 year period from 1994 to 2006, according to prosecutors. Rowland issued company checks to a fictitious business he created called "Business Management Concepts." He would then deposit the checks into a bank account he created under the name of “Brian Rowland T/A Business Management Concepts”. Rowland set up the entity Business Management Concepts as a fictitious business name in 1992. He was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $3,524,781.85. Rowland was also charged with tax evasion.

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