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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of California

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 2, 2017

El Dorado County and Arizona Residents Indicted for Embezzling More Than $200,000 from Organic Food Company

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A federal grand jury returned a six-count indictment today against Jeffrey Scott Davis, 59, of Placerville, and Glen Michael Martinka, 67, of Phoenix, Arizona, charging them with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and mail fraud, U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced.

According to court documents, between December 2008 and April 2012, Davis and Martinka conspired to embezzle approximately $218,000 from an organic food company by submitting false invoices. Davis was the national sales manager for the company and Martinka was an employee and part owner of a vendor that marketed and sold the company’s products. Davis and Martinka had invoices made that charged the company for services that the vendor did not perform. Davis authorized the payment of the false invoices, and based on these false invoices, the company made checks payable to the vendor and mailed the checks to Martinka in Arizona. Martinka then split the fraudulently obtained money with Davis by mailing checks made payable to Davis.

This case is the product of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Shelley D. Weger is prosecuting the case.

If convicted, Davis and Martinka face a maximum statutory penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Any sentence, however, would be determined at the discretion of the court after consideration of any applicable statutory factors and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, which take into account a number of variables. The charges are only allegations; the defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

Topic(s): 
Financial Fraud
Press Release Number: 
2:17-cr-021 KJM
Updated February 2, 2017