New Jersey Man Charged With Fraud Involving Steamship Brokerage company
Scott Riepen, age 61, of Lumberton, New Jersey, was charged today by Information with two counts of wire fraud, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. While working in the Bensalem office of Ruggiero and Ogle, a steamship brokerage company headquartered in Staten Island, New York, Riepen devised a scheme to defraud the company of approximately $65,223.50, from 2005 to 2012.
If convicted, the defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of 40 years of imprisonment, three years of supervised release, a $500,000 fine, and a $200 special assessment.
The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Laurie Magid.
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