Bowling Green man charged with conspiracy and wire fraud
A criminal information was filed charging John E. Moon, 69, of Bowling Green, with conspiracy and wire fraud, said Carole S. Rendon, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, and Stephen D. Anthony, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI's Cleveland Office.
Moon owned AlphaCare Services Inc. (ACS) and served as treasurer of the Construction Contractors Employer Group LLC (CCEG). CCEG was made up of general contractors from Northwest Ohio and served its members by collecting, processing and paying their employment expenses, such as payroll and worker’s compensation premiums, according to the information.
Moon embezzled money CCEG from 2002 through 2016. In one example, Moon made a wire transfer of $15,624 from a CCEG account to an ACS account. Then Moon and others wrote checks from the ACS account for their own personal benefit, according to the information.
If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the Court after reviewing factors unique to this case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record, if any, the defendant’s role in the offense and the characteristics of the violation. In all cases the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and in most cases it will be less than the maximum.
The investigating agency in this case is the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Sandusky. The case is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney Gene Crawford.
An information is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. Defendants are entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.