CONTRACTOR CHARGED WITH WIRE FRAUD FOR CREATING PHONY INVOICES TO HIDE $518,000 IN PAYMENTS TO HIMSELF, SENTENCE: PROBATION.
Comm. V. Barnes, CP-51-CR-4601-2021. A contractor who worked for a large construction company sent phony invoices to his employer for work that was never done by a corporation that he owned. The scam went on for years, prior to detection. Despite siphoning off $518,000 in fraudulent funds, Ms. Lefeber successfully argued for mitigation and her client was sentenced to PROBATION.