Thursday, March 8, 2012

Missouri Man Pleads Guilty To $850K Embezzlement From BassPro Group Subsidiary

Paul Ray Hunting, 39, formerly of Lebanon, Missouri, pleaded guilty to charges he conspired to embezzle at least $850,000 from Tracker Marine, a subsidiary of BassPro Group, where he had been employed as a transportation manager.  According to authorities, over a period of at least 2 1/2 years, from January 2006 to August 2008, Hunting caused more than 2,550 fraudulent invoices to be submitted to the company from J&M Trucking, Inc., the owners of which he allegedly conspired.  Hunting allegedly received received $265,775 in kickbacks from his co-conspirators, James Ivey, 51, and his wife, Melinda Ivey, 42, both of Lebanon and the owners of J&M Trucking.  Hunting has also been charged with money laundering and faces up to 26 years in prison, plus restitution and fines.

Read the story here and here.

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