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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Former Director of "BSI" Heads to Prison

St. Louis, MO – Leaman George Crews, III, 44, of St. James, Missouri, was sentenced to 36 months in prison for wire fraud in connection with his scheme to defraud the company he worked for – Brewer Science Incorporated (BSI), Rolla, Missouri.  Crews appeared today before U.S. District Judge Henry Autrey.

According to court documents, between May 2, 2008 and August 11, 2017, Crews was employed as the Director of Information Systems for BSI.  He was given a BSI credit card to order software equipment on behalf of the company.  Instead of purchasing software and computer equipment for the company, Crews used the credit card to fund over one thousand wire transfers to various PayPal and bank accounts.  Crews ultimately used the BSI funds for personal expenditures unrelated to the legitimate BSI business, including cash withdrawals and personal credit card purchases.  The total amount of loss is approximately $1,851,520.

The Rolla division of the FBI investigated this case.  Lindsay McClure-Hartman is handling the case for the U.S. Attorney’s office.

Topic(s): 
Financial Fraud
Updated July 16, 2019