Monday, March 16, 2015

Former Corporate Controller In California Accused Of Embezzling $400K

From the Sacramento Business Journal on 3/11/2015:

A federal grand jury in Sacramento on Wednesday indicted an El Dorado Hills man on charges of wire fraud related to alleged embezzlement of $400,000.

Prosecutors said that from 2009 through 2011, while he was controller of the victim company, Jeffrey Lamson used company funds to make unauthorized payments to himself, other people and a fictitious vendor that was in fact controlled by Lamson.

Prosecutors declined to name the victim or to say why they would not do so. They said the company has locations in Placer and Sacramento counties.

"The name of the employer is not in the public record," said Lauren Harwood, public information officer with the U.S. Attorney.

Lamson, 51, was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service‑Criminal Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Shelley Weger and Jean Hobler are prosecuting.

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