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Weston Man Pleads Guilty to Fraud Offense Stemming from $890K Embezzlement Scheme

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Connecticut

Vanessa Roberts Avery, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that CHARLES M. AMEER, 64, of Weston, pleaded guilty yesterday before U.S. District Judge Stefan R. Underhill in Bridgeport to a fraud offense stemming from an $890,000 embezzlement scheme.

According to court documents and statements made in court, from 2017 through 2022, Ameer was the Chief Financial Officer at Indeco North America, a wholly owned subsidiary of Indeco Ind. S.P.A, headquartered in Milford.  From 2014 until February 2018, Ameer served as the treasurer of the Weston Soccer Club (“WSC”), located in Weston.  Beginning in 2016, Ameer misappropriated at least $38,500 from the WSC and used the funds for personal expenses.  In October 2017, Ameer created a $40,000 check, which was drafted on Indeco’s bank account and made payable to the order of “WSC,” and used the check to reimburse the WSC for the funds he had taken.  Ameer subsequently opened a line of credit at a bank in WSC’s name, without WSC’s authorization or knowledge, and transferred funds into the WSC account that he had stolen from to further conceal his theft.

Between October 2018 and July 2022, Ameer created 14 additional checks, in the total amount of $850,000, which were drafted on Indeco’s bank account and made payable to him.  He deposited the checks into his personal bank account and used the funds for his own benefit.

Ameer pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud, an offense that carries a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years.  Judge Underhill scheduled sentencing for June 20.

Ameer was arrested on a criminal complaint on August 31, 2023.  He is released on a $500,000 bond pending sentencing.

This investigation has been conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Heather Cherry.

Updated March 29, 2024

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