Two ex-Chick-fil-Ai employees convicted of stealing $ 500,000 into a company for luxury cars, vacations and homes



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  • Former Chick Filley Manager and Hospitality Director has pleaded guilty to fraud.

  • The two men intercepted payments from customers to their bank accounts.

  • Transfer fraud can be sentenced to up to 20 years in prison, and bank fraud can be sentenced to an additional 30 years in prison.

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A former Chick-fil-A manager has pleaed about $ 500,000 for deceiving the company and its customers. Liberation from the US Department of Justice.

Larry James Black Jr., a former hospitality director in Chick-fil-Alabama, has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to attempt transfer fraud and bank fraud, the release said. His accomplice and former manager of the same Chick-fil-A restaurant, Joshua Daniel Powell, had previously pleaded guilty to a plot of a transfer fraud. The crime was investigated by the US Secret Service Cyber ​​Fraud Task Force and charged by Assistant US Attorney Edward J. Canter.

Chick-fil-A refused to comment on the case.

According to a U.S. law firm, fraud claims are part of a plan to transfer $ 492,000 in customer payments to Powell and Black’s own bank accounts, where they pay from customer credit cards, including large catering orders. I was scammed. The Justice Department says the defendant has set up a fraudulent email and payment account designed to look like an official Chick Filley account.

The prosecution also said Black also spent the money on luxury cars and vacation payments. He admitted that he used a fake Social Security number and applied for a mortgage using a forged salary and income report that was used to get a $ 159,948 mortgage. Said in a judicial transaction.

A wire fraud indicted by both men can be sentenced to up to 20 years in prison. Bank fraud, which applies only to blacks, could take another 30 years for his decision. Powell will be sentenced in October, and Black’s decision is set in January.

Chick-fil-A is popular with fast food customers and is one of the highest sales per store in the industry. NS The average Chick Fillet store has annual sales of over $ 4.5 million. Compared to the average McDonald’s store for $ 2.9 million.

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