FEDERAL AUTHORITIES in the US have arrested a man for stealing from his employer, which in this case was Microsoft.
According to the Seattle PI, federal prosecutors have charged Robert D. Curry with stealing $515,000, which he took by making three wire transfers to his own bank account.
Curry was arrested on Tuesday morning, reports the newspaper, and is accused of taking the money during 2010. Prosecutors said that Curry billed and was paid for services and equipment that Microsoft did not receive, paid the money into his own bank account and used it to fund a lifestyle that involved skiing vacations and buying high end audio equipment.
In fact, Curry is accused of using unwitting third parties as well as a shell company of his own creation, called Blu Games, and another called Resolution Audio to trick Microsoft into paying for services that it never got.
Curry was fired by Microsoft and has been charged with three counts of wire fraud. µ
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