Former Manager of Mascoutah Trucking Company Sentenced to Prison for Defrauding Company Out of More Than $600,000
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Illinois
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – This morning, Timothy P. Mayer, 42, of Waterloo, Ill., was sentenced to
serve 18 months in federal prison for defrauding his former employer, Jung Truck Service (“Jung
Truck”) of Mascoutah, Ill., out of more than $600,000.
In addition to operating its own trucks and warehouse facilities, Jung Truck also provides
maintenance services for other trucking companies. Mayer was the manager of Jung
Truck’s East St. Louis location.
Mayer pled guilty to the fraud scheme in federal court in East St. Louis on May 4, 2021. When he
pled guilty, Mayer admitted that beginning in July 2019, he started charging expensive tires to
Jung Truck’s accounts at a local tire supplier. Mayer then sold the tires on the side and
pocketed the cash. The value of the tires that Mayer fraudulently charged to Jung Truck exceeded
$590,000. Mayer also stole tires and brakes from Jung Truck’s inventory and sold those items on
the side. In total, Mayer caused Jung Truck to sustain a loss of more than $620,000. The scheme
lasted until Mayer was caught in May 2020.
In addition to the prison sentence, the court ordered Mayer to serve a period of 3 years of
supervised release following his prison sentence. The court further ordered Mayer to
pay $624,807.63 in restitution to Jung Truck.
The case was investigated by agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Springfield Division,
Fairview Heights Resident Agency. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney
Scott A. Verseman.
Updated April 19, 2023