Man gets prison in corporate embezzlement case

From The Morning Call, “Faced with mounting bills and pressure from a coworker, a Bethlehem man took part in a scheme to bill his employer for bogus products and pocket the payments, which ended up earning him a year and a day in federal prison, court records say.

Prosecutors alleged that all three set up sham companies from which they ordered fake supplies on behalf of Storeroom Solutions for a client, Bristol Myers Squibb in New Brunswick, N.J. When Storeroom Solutions paid invoices for the fake goods, the money was deposited into bank accounts controlled by Stevens, Jordan and Cook.

Stevens set up two sham companies that billed his employer for fake products and received $176,874 in payments between May 2013 and December 2014, of which Stevens kept about $85,000, according to court records. Stevens lost his job in 2015, and although he initially denied wrongdoing, he was cooperative with FBI agents and prosecutors, his attorney said in the court filing.”

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