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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Former sutherland global services employee sentenced for mail fraud conspiracy

         ROCHESTER, N.Y.-- U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Raymond Locklin, 29, of Rochester, N.Y., who was convicted of conspiracy to commit mail fraud, was sentenced to six months of home confinement to be followed by five years probation, and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $262,263.55 by U.S. District Judge David G. Larimer.

            Assistant U.S. Attorney Marisa J. Miller, who handled the case, stated that the defendant, a former employee of Sutherland Global Services, conspired with co-defendant Christi Meehan, to obtain copies of Intuit Inc. software. The two then sold the software online. Locklin and Meehan placed false orders for free copies of replacement Intuit software, including TurboTax and Quicken, while employed by Sutherland Global Services.  After receiving the software at addresses in Rochester, the defendants sold the software online, including on eBay.com, to customers throughout the United States. The defendants then kept the proceeds for themselves which resulted in a loss to Intuit of approximately $260,000.

            Christi Meehan will be sentenced on October 1, 2013 at 3:00 p.m.

            The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation on the part of Inspectors of the United States Postal Inspection Service, Boston Division under the direction of Inspector Kevin Niland, and Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Acting Special Agent In Charge Steven L. Lanser.