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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of New Hampshire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, January 29, 2016

Former Madbury, New Hampshire Resident Sentenced To 33 Months In Jail For Mail Fraud

CONCORD, N.H. – Nicholas Selby, age 31, of Snellville, Georgia and a former resident of Madbury, New Hampshire, was sentenced today to 33 months in prison after pleading guilty to a mail fraud scheme that involved the theft of $1,065,100 from his former employer, Planet Fitness Holdings, LLC, announced United States Attorney Emily Gray Rice.

Selby was employed as a systems manager for the company.  As a systems manager, Selby did not have authority to make purchases on behalf of the company.  Nevertheless, from November 2013 to March 2015, Selby purchased 2,190 iPads from four technology vendors with whom Planet Fitness maintained credit accounts.  He also caused Planet Fitness to pay for the iPads by submitting fraudulent invoices to the company’s accounts payable department.  As the iPads were delivered to the company’s corporate office in Newington, New Hampshire, Selby removed the iPads from the building and sold them for his personal benefit.

Selby’s scheme was uncovered when another Planet Fitness employee contacted a vendor about an iPad the employee had ordered.  During a conversation with the vendor, the employee was made aware of significant iPad orders placed by Selby.  A company investigation resulted in a call to the Newington Police Department and the FBI.

The case was investigated by the Newington Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  It was prosecuted by AUSA Robert Kinsella.

Updated February 1, 2016