Harrisburg Financial Services Consultant Sentenced to Prison for Causing $374,000 in Illegal Transfers to His Bank Accounts
PITTSBURGH - A Pennsylvania resident has been sentenced in federal court to 41 months imprisonment followed by three years supervised release on his conviction of wire fraud and damaging a computer, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. Sullivan, Jr. was also ordered to pay $374,198.73 in restitution.
United States District Judge Cathy Bisson imposed the sentence yesterday on William Simon Sullivan, Jr., 45, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
According to information presented to the court, Sullivan worked as a consultant for Triangle Payroll Services, Inc. (TPS), a Pennsylvania corporation that provides clients with various financial services including payroll and tax escrow processing services. Using the software program CyberPay, TPS created daily batch files that were uploaded to a national financial services company. The batch files contained specific instructions regarding the transfers of funds for TPS clients. From January 12, 2013, and continuing to January 24, 2014, Sullivan executed a scheme to defraud TPS and its clients. Using his position as a consultant to TPS, his knowledge of the CyberPay software, and his remote access to TPS’s computer network, Sullivan fraudulently altered TPS’s daily batch files and caused more than $374,000 to be transferred via wire transfers from bank accounts of TPS and its clients to Sullivan’s personal bank accounts, without the knowledge, approval or authorization of TPS or its clients.
Assistant United States Attorney Charles A. Eberle prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.
United States Attorney Brady commended the Federal Bureau of Investigation for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Sullivan, Jr.