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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Victoria Man Indicted for Defrauding Employer

VICTORIA, Texas - A 47-year-old Victoria resident made an appearance in Houston federal court on charges of wire fraud, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Abe Martinez

 

A federal grand jury returned a 10-count indictment against Murray Wade Carson on Dec. 6, 2017. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Dena Palermo at 2:00 p.m. today. Trial has been set before Senior U.S. District Judge Rainey in Victoria.  

 

The indictment alleges Carson worked in Sweeney for a supply company. While employed there, he allegedly setup the Kirby Taylor Company unbeknownst to his employer. During his employment, Carson devised a scheme to defraud by using his employer’s credit card to purchase non-existent goods and products from the Kirby Taylor Company, according to the indictment.

 

The charges allege the scheme lasted from approximately 2007 through June 2015 and caused a loss of $1,272,019.23 to his former employer.

 

The indictment seeks a forfeiture of the $1,272,019.23.

 

If convicted, Carson faces up to 20 years imprisonment and a possible $250,000 maximum fine.

 

The FBI conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney John Braddock is prosecuting the case.

 

An indictment is a formal accusation of criminal conduct, not evidence.

A defendant is presumed innocent unless convicted through due process of law.

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Financial Fraud
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Updated December 20, 2017