Minden man sentenced to 15 months in prison for role in scheme to sell company property
SHREVEPORT – United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced that a Minden man was sentenced Thursday to 15 months in prison for selling his employer’s equipment and pocketing the money.
Brian C. Campbell, 41, of Minden, La., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth E. Foote on one count of wire fraud. He was also sentenced to three years of supervised release and ordered to pay $15,800 in restitution. According to the May 19, 2016 guilty plea, Campbell worked in the well tester division of a well construction and testing company’s sub-yard in Minden. From at least February 2015 through July 2015, Campbell sold company property to unsuspecting third parties, including trailers and a pickup truck, without the company’s permission. Campbell conspired with company personnel in Houston to send certificates of title and registration paperwork to his residence. The ownership documents were changed to show Campbell as the owner, and he would either sell the vehicles or keep them for personal use. He kept a portion of the sale proceeds for himself and sent kickbacks to the employee who aided him.
The FBI, Louisiana State Police and Texas Department of Public Safety-Texas Rangers Division conducted the investigation. Supervisory Assistant U.S. Attorney Cytheria D. Jernigan prosecuted the case.