A former employer of CEVA Logistics, a contract freight/transportation and logistics management company based in Netherlands, pleads guilty to tax and wire fraud after stealing over $150,000 from his employer.
Forty-six-year-old Albert Jason Miller of Jacksonville, Florida was employed with CEVA Logistics from 2008 through March 2013. Miller created false business named “CEVA” in May 2010 and utilized it to receive checks from vendors. He told vendors that CEVA Logistics was undergoing a name change, so checks should be made payable to CEVA.
Miller then deposited those checks into an account that he had opened in the name of CEVA. He was the sole authorized signor for that account, according to court documents.
Miller diverted $162,281.96, while he was employed in CEVA Logistics’ procurement department. He failed to report the income on his 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 tax returns. He diverted the stolen money for his personal expenses.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) investigated the case, along with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Additional details can be found here.