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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 September 23, 2021