JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A Jacksonville man has been charged with wire fraud and filing a false tax-related document after he was accused of stealing more than $150,000 from his employer.
The Department of Justice said Albert Jason Miller, 46, worked in the procurement department of a Netherlands-based contract logistics and freight/transportation management company, CEVA Logistics, from 2008 to March 2013.
According to the DOJ, in May 2010, Miller told vendors the company was undergoing a legal name change and to make checks payable to CEVA, a fictitious business he created. He then allegedly deposited the money into a bank account he had opened in the name of CEVA, to which he was the sole authorized signor, the DOJ said
The DOJ said Miller diverted a total of $162,282.96, then failed to disclose the stolen proceeds as income on his income tax returns from 2010-2013.
Miller used the stolen money to pay for personal expenses, the DOJ said.
If convicted, Miller faces up to 20 years in prison for the fraud charge and up to three years in prison in the false filing charge.
The indictment charging Miller also shows the U.S. is seeking money judgment in the amount of $162,282.96, which represents the proceeds of the offenses.