INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Two Indianapolis men were arrested Friday on accusations they defrauded more than $1.2 million from the United Parcel Service.
Dayton R. Sloan II, 60, a D&S Construction employee, and Mark Gleason, 48, a UPS employee, were charged with wire fraud and money laundering following a U.S. Attorney press conference Friday.
According to a press release, Gleason signed an agreement with D&S Construction on behalf of UPS in April 2011 for general contracting services. UPS paid $1.2 million to D&S for services from January 2011 to December 2012. UPS completed an in-house audit, which revealed unorthodox purchases such as flat screen televisions and invoices that had names of supervisors that were filed by Gleason.
The release said the money that was used for D&S services was used to purchase a large amount of money in pre-paid Visa gift-cards. The release said Sloan and Gleason used the gift cards to make personal purchases including jewelry, corrective eye surgery and automobiles.
Sloan and Gleason face up to 20 years on each count of wire fraud and up to 10 years on each count of money laundering as well as fines and restitution.
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