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Maintenance Manager Takes Tyson for $416,000

He used company credit cards and a fake company to dupe the meat giant.

David John Ranger is the former plant maintenance manager at the Tyson Foods plant in Emporia, Kansas.

From December 2012 to April 2019, Ranger was in charge of purchasing equipment and services for plant maintenance. 

On April 28, the former employee pleaded guilty to a fraud scheme that bilked the company out of more than $416,000. 

According to a report from the Emporia Gazette, Ranger used company credit cards to send money to a Square, Inc. account for Electric Motor Repair Service. 

Electric Motor Repair Service is a fake company that Ranger set up to divert money into three different personal accounts. 

He created invoices for work that never happened and sent them to his work email address at Tyson to be paid.

His sentencing is scheduled for July 28, he faces 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

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