Bookkeeper Charged In Scheme To Defraud Manhattan-Based Literary Agency And Its Clients

On Tuesday, May 15, 2018, it was announced that Darin Webb had been arrested on wire fraud charges relating to a scheme to defraud a Manhattan-based literary agency and its clients of more than $3.4 million. Webb providing the agency with bookkeeping services. He is accused of carrying out the scheme by making unauthorized transfers from the agency’s bank accounts and altering the agency’s accounting system to hide the transactions.

The defendant was arrested on Tuesday morning. According to the complaint, from roughly 2001 to about March 2018, Webb served as the bookkeeper for the agency. From at least January of 2011 through March of 2018, the defendant allegedly used his position to transfer more than $3.4 million belonging to the agency and its clients to bank accounts that he controlled.

47-year-old Darin Webb has been charged with one count of wire fraud. At this point in time, the defendant is innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law. If convicted, Webb would face a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison. Additional details have been made available here.

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