AP audit leads to guilty plea for $1.8 million embezzlement

The former employee of a battery company in Bern Township, Pennsylvania, pled guilty to charges of embezzlement, including 13 counts of mail fraud and five counts of income tax evasion.

According to Loan Safe, Sheila Jameson, who worked for EnerSys as a logical analyst, conducted a scheme between 2000 and 2011 in which she created fraudulent invoices to bill the company for services that were never rendered. After the illegal activity was uncovered, an accounts payable audit revealed that Jameson had managed to steal approximately $1.86 million from EnerSys through the embezzlement. Prosecutors stated that she set up a fake business and wrote unauthorized checks from her employer's bank accounts to the phony company. Jameson then took the checks once they were given to the firm and deposited them into her account. An investigation was launched after the U.S. Postal Service found the fraudulent invoices and began to track them, reports the

EnerSys is also suing Jameson for $1.8 million, plus court costs and interest, writes the Reading Eagle. In 2000, she registered the fake business, called Aries Services Group, with the Pennsylvania Department of State and listed herself as owner. The invoices she submitted stated that her company had provided transportation services for EnerSys.

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