November 27, 2006
Sentencing in Food Scam
According to a press release of the United States Attorney for the District of Kansas, "[t]wo former sales representatives for a food brokerage in Kansas City, Kan., were sentenced Monday for their parts in a conspiracy to defraud some of the nation’s largest manufacturers including Tropicana and Con Agra Frozen Foods." They had been accused of "submit[ting] false paperwork to food manufacturers seeking payment for lost or damaged merchandise" and also "issu[ing] store credits to store managers for items they removed and then submit[ting] a request to the food manufacturers for checks to cover the cost of the items."
This brings to three the number of individuals being sentenced in this scam, with all receiving five years probation. Sentencing is set for two other individuals with related charges.
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