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Wayne Man Who Defrauded Business Receives Probation

Reported by: Send eMail Jeff Morris
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Nov. 14, 2013 5:00 PM EST

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Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia

A Wayne County man who defrauded a Huntington-based small business out of more than $10,000 in supplies was sentenced today to five years’ probation.

Shawn Osburn, 44, previously pleaded guilty in April to wire fraud, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin’s Office. Osburn, a former employee for Huntington-based residential window supplier Justice Glass and Supply Company prepared and submitted false work orders for supplies at various times during his employment with Justice Glass that began in 2008 and continued through October 2010.

During the scheme, Osburn prepared work orders that contained false information and submitted the orders, generally by using telephone and fax, to suppliers. After receiving the products from the company’s supplier, Osburn stole the items and later sold them for cash.

Osburn told investigators that the profits in which he had obtained as a result of the fraudulent work orders were not given to Justice Glass. Osburn illegally sold a total of at least $13,000 in stolen supplies.

The court ordered Osburn to pay full restitution, with interest, to Justice Glass in the amount of $260 each month.



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