Derek Bresky, Dennis Furst defrauded $1.6 million from Stanley Black and Decker, feds say

2 men face federal indictment

INDIANAPOLIS - Two men have been indicted in connection with a plan to defraud an Indianapolis-area business of more than $1.6 million.

U.S. Attorney Joe Hogsett said Derek Bresky, 28, and Dennis Furst, 37, of California, concocted a scheme to create invoices for work that wasn’t completed.

Bresky was an accounts payable supervisor at the Stanley Black and Decker office in Fishers, an office that handled accounts payable for the company’s corporate divisions.

Investigators said Bresky was in charge of resolving disputed purchase orders and invoices from vendors.

Furst was involved with a company called 365 Electrician in California that had been working with Stanley on its accounts and invoices, federal prosecutors said.

Federal documents claim that Bresky used login information gathered from subordinates to access Stanley accounts from California and told Furst to create false invoices.

Bresky then processed the invoices and deposited money into the business account of 365 Electrician -- $1.6 million from April to August 2012, prosecutors said.

Prosecutors said property linked to the case will be seized, including a 2004 Ferrari, two Rolex watches, multiple bank accounts and property in California.

“We’re going after corruption and fraud in all forms, no matter who you are or where it happens,” Hogsett said in a news release.

If convicted, each man could face up to 20 years in prison. Assets of $1 million have already been recovered, investigators said.
 

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