LOS ANGELES (KFWB) — A Glendale office clerk apparently got away with ordering $159,000 in office supplies at work and selling them for cash, but ran into trouble when he failed to declare that income with the Internal Revenue Service.
Jose Antonio Sanchez, 36, is charged in a 20-count indictment alleging mail fraud and failure to report more than $340,000 in taxable income, according to the IRS.
Sanchez, a former clerk for ACCO Engineered Systems in Glendale, allegedly ordered copier supplies from Xerox companies and had the items delivered to various non-ACCO addresses. When more than 15 invoices from Xerox arrived, Sanchez had ACCO’s billing department handle payment of more than $159,000, according to prosecutors.
IRS investigators allege Sanchez sold the office supplies and kept the cash.
Sanchez is scheduled to appear in U.S. District Court on Aug. 6.