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2 indicted for defrauding company of $1.6M

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A Fishers, Ind. man, along with a businessman in California, have been charged in the Southern District of Indiana with stealing more than a million dollars from the Indianapolis-area branch of power tool manufacturer Stanley Black and Decker.

The indictment alleges that Derek Bresky, 28, and Dennis Furst, 37, conspired to create invoices for work that was never completed by Furst’s California company, 365 Electrician.

Bresky, as accounts payable supervisor at the Indianapolis-area office of Stanley Black and Decker, would use other employees’ login information to remotely access the Stanley accounts system from California. He would process the false invoices from 365 Electrician and deposit the money into that company’s business account.

The indictment alleges that the two men defrauded Stanley Black and Decker of more than $1.6 million between April and August.

Bresky and Furst face up to 20 years in prison if they are found guilty. The government will also seek seizure of property that can be traced back to the alleged fraud, including a car, watches and bank accounts. Assistant U.S. Attorney Bradley P. Shepard said that federal authorities have already recovered assets of approximately $1 million in an effort to track funds they believe were the result of the alleged fraud.

 

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