☷California Man Charged in 16 Year Fraud Scheme
Federal Bureau of Investigation ( By Press Release office)
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California Man Charged in 16 - Year Fraud Scheme BOSTON – A California man has been charged and has agreed to plead guilty to embezzling over $1 . 2 million from his employer over a 16 - year period . Darrell Pike , 56 , of Hesperia , Calif . , was charged and has agreed to plead guilty to one count of mail fraud . Pike will appear in federal court in Boston at a later date for a plea hearing that has not yet been scheduled by the Court . According to the charging document , Pike was the general manager of an Ontario , Calif . subsidiary of a supply and service company based in Wilmington , Mass . From in or about 2005 to 2021 , Pike allegedly prepared and submitted fraudulent invoices to his employer on behalf of a fake temporary staffing company , Consumer Information Systems ( CIS ) , for staffing services CIS purportedly provided at his employer’s Ontario location . It is further alleged that Pike added approving initials of company personnel to the invoices without their knowledge or consent . Through the fraudulent invoices , Pike allegedly caused the company to pay approximately $1 , 271 , 206 to CIS , which he deposited into a bank account he controlled . The charge of mail fraud provides for a sentence of no greater than 20 years in prison , three years of supervised release , and a fine of $250 , 000 , or twice the gross gain or loss . Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U . S . Sentencing Guidelines and statutes which govern the determination of a sentence in a criminal case . United States Attorney Rachael S . Rollins and Joseph R . Bonavolonta , Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation , Boston Division , made the announcement today . Assistant U . S . Attorney Kriss Basil of Rollins’ Securities & Financial Fraud Unit is prosecuting the case . The details contained in the charging document are allegations . The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law .
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