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ATLANTA -- A federal grand jury has indicted a Peachtree City man on 26 counts of wire fraud and 21 counts of mail fraud for stealing from his employer.
DeMarco Doxie, 43, is charged with creating a fake business to embezzle money from Ennis Paint, where he worked as a health and safety manager.
"While entrusted with an important position in his company, this defendant took advantage of and violated his employer's trust, using his position to embezzle money on a routine basis over a long period of time," U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates said in a statement. "People who brazenly steal from their employers in this manner should expect to be held accountable."
According to information presented in court, between June 2007 and August 2011, Doxie submitted fake invoices for environmental work that a nonexistent company supposedly performed for Ennis. He also used an Ennis American Express card to pay for work performed by the false company, which he called Outlook Environmental & Safety Solutions, LLC.
The fraud netted Doxie more than $700,000, Yates said.
Each charge Doxie faces carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.