Alton, Illinois Man Pleads Guilty to Credit Card Fraud
St. Louis, MO – Thomas Vogt, 60, of Alton, Illinois pleaded guilty to defrauding his former employer of more than $140,000 through a double reimbursement scheme whereby he sought reimbursement for expenses his employer had already directly paid. Vogt pleaded guilty to one count of interstate transportation of stolen property and agreed to a forfeiture allegation as to the proceeds of the scheme. Vogt admitted taking the proceeds of the scheme from his employer in Missouri to his bank in Illinois.
Vogt faces up to 10 years’ imprisonment, a fine of up to $250,000 or both. Restitution to the victims is also mandatory. Vogt appeared in St. Louis today before Judge Audrey G. Fleissig who accepted his plea and scheduled sentencing for May 22, 2018.
The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Tom Albus is handling the case for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.