You are here

Justice News

Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Former Rochester Residents Going To Prison For Defrauding Manufacturing Company

CONTACT: Barbara Burns
PHONE: (716) 843-5817
FAX #: (716) 551-3051

ROCHESTER, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Kana Chanel Hill and Aaron James Dempsey, formerly of Rochester, NY, who were convicted of wire fraud, were sentenced by U.S. District Judge Charles J. Siragusa. Hill and Dempsey were sentenced to 35 and 41 months respectively. The defendants were also ordered to pay $275,000 in restitution to their victim, Nordon, Inc. 

Assistant U.S. Attorney Kyle Rossi, who is handling the case, stated that between 2014 and 2017, Hill and Dempsey worked at Nordon, Inc., a plastic manufacturing company located in Rochester. Hill, who was employed as a payroll specialist, executed a scheme with Dempsey in which Hill manually triggered Nordon to issue inflated and fraudulent paychecks to Hill, Dempsey, and others. Hill also used the personal identifying information of former Nordon employees to cause Nordon to issue paychecks in the names of those employees, without their knowledge or consent, to bank accounts owned by Hill and Dempsey.

The fraud was discovered when a former employee received a W-2 form from the IRS containing a discrepancy in the employee’s pay. This triggered an internal audit by Nordon and subsequent investigation. 

The sentence is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Rochester Office, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Gary Loeffert.
 
# # # #

Topic(s): 
Financial Fraud
Tax
Updated January 29, 2019