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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Utah

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Crump Sentenced To 18 Months In Federal Prison For Wire Fraud Conviction

Defrauded Park City Dry Cleaning and Linen out of $672,081 by Stealing Cash Receipts from their Retail Locations.

SALT LAKE CITY –  Kent Crump, 54, of Heber City, Utah, will serve 18 months in federal prison followed by 36 months of supervised release after pleading guilty to wire fraud in federal court. In the plea agreement, Crump admitted that while he was working as the comptroller for Park City Dry Cleaning and Linen Corporation, that he defrauded the business out of $672,081 between 2012 and 2018. Crump admitted that he carried out the fraud by stealing a large portion of the cash receipts received by the business’ various retail locations each day, and depositing the cash in his and his wife’s personal bank accounts. Crump used the proceeds of this scheme to purchase a non-financed home in his wife’s name, and prosecutors were able to forfeit the proceeds from the sale of the home on behalf of Park City Dry Cleaning and Linen as a part of the prosecution. Crump has also been ordered to pay $217,289 to the victims, which represents the remainder of the amount taken from the business during his scheme.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys in the Utah U.S. Attorney’s Office prosecuted the case. Special agents of the FBI conducted the investigation. 

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Financial Fraud
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Updated December 23, 2020