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Convicted Embezzler Pleads Guilty to Stealing from Another Company Where He Was Doing Accounting Work

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Pennsylvania

PITTSBURGH, PA - A suburban Pittsburgh residentcity,/state pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of wire fraud, United States Attorney Cindy K. Chung announced today.

Walter Tymoczko, age 47, of Pittsburgh, PA 15227, pleaded guilty to one  count before United States District Judge Cathy Bissoon.

In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that Tymoczko was an independent contractor performing accounting work for a local company.  From October 2018, until October 2019, Tymoczko embezzled funds from the company by utilizing an Inuit QuickBooks payroll program.  Tymoczko used the program multiple times to transfer funds from the victim’s bank account to his own bank account and a family member’s bank account for a total of $73,206.77.  The Court was further advised that Tymoczko has a previous federal felony conviction for embezzling from various clients.  In the previous case, Tymoczko was sentenced to 24 months in prison and ordered to pay a total of $254,974.60 in restitution to various victims.

Judge last name of judge scheduled sentencing for April 20, 2022 at 2:15 P.M. The law provides for a total sentence of 20 years in prison, a fine of $250,000, or both.  Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed is based upon the seriousness of the offense(s) and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Pending sentencing, the court permitted Tymoczko to remain on bond but prohibited him from performing work that would give him access to his clients’ sensitive financial information.

Assistant United States Attorney Lee J. Karl is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Tymoczko.


Updated December 1, 2021

Financial Fraud