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Wednesday, May 15, 2019 12:30 pm

Jury convicts man of bilking employer out of more than $2 million

Associated Press

SOUTH BEND -- A federal jury has convicted a northern Indiana man of charges alleging he bilked his employer out of more than $2 million.

The jury in South Bend convicted 62-year-old Kevin Clinton on Tuesday of four counts of mail fraud.

Federal prosecutors said the New Carlisle man was employed as the chief information officer for a South Bend business. He allegedly incorporated his own business and used a virtual office to submit fraudulent billings to his employer totaling more than $2.2 million.

Clinton's employer then sent checks to his virtual office as payment for those "fake" services.

Prosecutors said Clinton's employers didn't know he owned the business to which they sent checks during a five-year period. He's scheduled to be sentenced Aug. 22.