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Lexington Man Indicted for Defrauding National Dumpster Company Based in Columbia

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of South Carolina

Columbia, South Carolina ---- United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon announced today that William Tye Grisel, 38, of Lexington, South Carolina, was charged in a 153-count Indictment by a federal grand jury for Wire Fraud and Fraud Involving a Computer.

According to the Indictment, Grisel is a former employee of and consultant for Big Red Box, a national dumpster brokerage firm based in Columbia.  Over an almost three-year period, he defrauded the company of approximately $1.05 million by charging for marketing calls he did not make.  

Grisel faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison for each Wire Fraud charge and five years in prison for each Fraud Involving a Computer charge.

The United States Secret Service investigated the case.  Assistant United States Attorney Winston David Holliday, Jr., of the Columbia office is prosecuting the case.

The U.S. Attorney Lydon stated that all charges in the indictment are merely accusations and that all defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.



Lance Crick (864) 282-2105

Updated December 17, 2018

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