☷Kentucky Man Facing Federal Charges for Defrauding Former Evansville Employer
Federal Bureau of Investigation ( By Press Release office)
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Kentucky Man Facing Federal Charges for Defrauding Former Evansville Employer EVANSVILLE – On April 21 , 2022 , a federal grand jury in the Southern District of Indiana returned an indictment charging James H . Cox , 44 , of Robards , Kentucky , with ten counts of wire fraud . The indictment was unsealed late yesterday following the defendant’s arrest . According to court documents , Cox was formerly employed as the Parts Manager for a business located in Evansville . Cox was responsible for ordering parts and logging them into inventory . From approximately 2016 to 2020 , Cox is alleged to have defrauded his employer by ordering parts that the business did not need , stealing the parts , selling them on eBay , and retaining the proceeds from the sales for his own personal benefit . Cox did not disclose to eBay or potential buyers that the products listed for sale were stolen . If convicted , Cox faces up to 20 years’ imprisonment , three years’ supervised release , and a $250 , 000 fine on each count . Actual sentences are determined by a federal district court judge and are typically less than the maximum penalties . The defendant was ordered detained in the custody of the United States Marshal pending a hearing scheduled for Friday , April 29 , 2022 . Zachary A . Myers , U . S . Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana , Herbert Stapleton , Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Indianapolis Field Office , and Andrew M . Campion , Acting Special Agent in Charge of the USSS Indianapolis Field Office made the announcement . The Federal Bureau of Investigation and United States Secret Service are investigating the case . The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office also provided valuable assistance . U . S . Attorney Myers thanked Assistant United States Attorney Matthew Miller , who is prosecuting this case . An indictment is merely an allegation , and all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law
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