Aliquippa Man Charged with Defrauding His Employer By Submitting Fraudulent Invoices
PITTSBURGH - A resident of Aliquippa, Pa., has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charge of mail fraud, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.
The five-count indictment, returned on February 25, named Peter A. Kalemon, 45, as the sole defendant.
According to the indictment, Kalemon defrauded his former employer of $359,389.32 over approximately three years by submitting 126 fraudulent invoices which were paid to Kalemon’s fictitious transportation company via 81 checks mailed to his P.O. Box in Wheeling, West Virginia.
The law provides for a maximum sentence at each count of 20 years in prison, a fine of $250,000 or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.
Assistant United States Attorney Leo M. Dillon is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.
The United States Postal Inspection Service conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.
An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.