(GREENWOOD) - A Greenwood man has been sentenced for stealing more than $2.7 million dollars from the construction company he worked for.
The U.S. Attorney's office announced Thursday that 53-year-old Troy L. Sissom was sentenced to three and a half years in federal prison on charges of fraud and filing false tax returns. According to U.S. Attorney Josh Minkler, Sissom set up a fake company in 2003 and made up false invoices to his employer F.A. Wilhelm Construction Co. while he was working as a project manager.
He then had Wilhelm pay him for materials that never existed. Authorities say that this defraud Wilhelm out of $2.7 million and also the federal government out of $381,000 in taxes.
The case was investigated by the IRS and U.S. Postal Inspectors. Sissom must serve two years of supervised release after his prison time and must pay back both Wilhelm and the federal government.
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