Monday, March 9, 2015

Georgia Man Sentenced For Embezzling $1 Million From Local Paint Company

From the Atlanta Business Chronicle on 3/3/2015:

DeMarco Doxie was sentenced to four years and five months in prison for stealing more than $1 million from former employer Ennis Paint at its Atlanta plant.

Doxie, 44, of South Bend, Ind., also must pay $1,008,417 in restitution to Ennis Paint and $299,750 in restitution to the IRS.

According to Acting U.S. Attorney John Horn, the charges and other information presented in court: Doxie was the former corporate environmental health and safety manager for Ennis Paint, which makes and sells a variety of road marking and pavement surface treatments. The company, currently known as Ennis-Flint, maintains a facility in Atlanta, where Doxie worked.

From June 2007 through August 2011, Doxie used a sham business that he created and owned – Outlook Environmental & Safety Solutions LLC – as his main vehicle to systematically embezzle large sums of money from Ennis.

Beginning in June 2007, Doxie began creating fictitious invoices for environmental work that Outlook had supposedly performed for Ennis Paint, when Doxie was well aware Outlook had not performed any such work and had no employees. Ennis Paint was never informed by Doxie that he was the actual owner of Outlook.

Doxie also defrauded Ennis by using an American Express corporate card issued by Ennis Paint that was supposed to be used for Ennis expenses. Doxie used the American Express company credit card to make payments to Outlook even though Outlook had not performed any work for Ennis. Ennis Paint paid the monthly bill on Doxie's American Express card.

Doxie also paid for some of his personal expenses using his Ennis-issued credit cards in 2011.

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