Brothers Charged In Fraud On Pennsylvania Business
PHILADELPHIA - An indictment was unsealed yesterday charging Owen Moore, 50, of Pottstown, PA, and Larry Moore, 52, of East Hampton, Connecticut, in a scheme to defraud a Pennsylvania corporation, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. The indictment charges the brothers with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and mail fraud for conspiring to defraud Siemens Corporation of $263,739.84. Owen Moore is also charged with wire fraud.
The alleged scheme was carried out between February 2008 and May 2010, while Owen Moore was employed as finance manager at Siemens’ Malvern, Pennsylvania office. Larry Moore owned and operated Benchmark Solutions, LLC, out of East Hampton, Connecticut. The indictment alleges that Owen Moore directed his brother to submit fraudulent invoices to Siemens from Benchmark Solutions. Larry Moore deposited 19 checks from Siemens and forwarded half of the proceeds to his brother.
It is further alleged that Owen Moore defrauded Siemens of an additional $42,291.28 which was used for tuition and other expenses not authorized by the company. Moore allegedly had some of his employees charge the expenses on their company-issued credit cards which he then approved.
If convicted, Owen Moore faces an advisory sentencing guideline range of approximately 46 to 57 months in prison plus restitution; Larry Moore faces an advisory sentencing guideline range of approximately 30 to 37 months in prison plus restitution.
The case was investigated by the Secret Service. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Christopher Diviny.
An Indictment or Information is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
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