Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Washington State Man Sentenced For Embezzling $459K From Microsoft Corporation In Vendor Scheme

Robert D. Curry, 41, of Seattle, Washington, has been sentenced to 33 months in prison for embezzling $459,000 from Microsoft Corporation, where he had been employed as director of business development for Microsoft's Strategic Partnerships Team in the Online Audience Business Group.  According to authorities, Curry created a shell company, falsified invoices and ultimately attempted to make off with nearly $2 million from the company.  Curry reportedly used an "unwitting" third party, a legitimate Microsoft vendor, Pentad Solutions, to funnel fraudulent payments for goods and services for his own benefit.  In a letter to the court, Curry apologized for his actions while asserting he was angry at his employer in part because his manager would humiliated him on several occasions.  Curry, who pleaded guilty to wire fraud, has also been ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $459,000.

Read the story here and here.

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