BALTIMORE, Md. - A man was charged with wire fraud in a scheme to defraud his company of over $200,000. The criminal complaint was originally issued on July 6, 2017 and was released to the public on July 10, 2017 after the man's arrest.
Jay Edward Wilkins, 47, allegedly stole the funds by using the identities of three former employees. One of the employees had not been working at the company for over five years.
According to the criminal complaint, Wilkins had a history of stealing corporate funds for his own personal use for years. In 2012, he filed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy and had several pending loans involving real estate and a boat. Wilkins even owed over $30,000 in credit card debt.
Wilkins faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in jail for the wire fraud. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Harry Gruber and Paul Riley are prosecuting the case.
The criminal charges were announced by Acting United States Attorney of the District of Maryland Stephen M. Schenning and Special Agent in Change Gordon B. Johnson of the FBI Baltimore Field Office.