Man Sentenced for Defrauding Wegmans Food Markets
|U.S. Attorney’s Office November 24, 2010|
ROCHESTER, NY—U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Sean Stockdale, 33, of Deal, NJ, who was convicted of wire fraud on Aug. 19, 2010, was sentenced to five years of probation, which will include five months of home detention, and was ordered to pay $20,874.77 in restitution by U.S. District Judge David G. Larimer.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Marisa J. Miller, who handled the case, stated that Stockdale stole money from his former employer, Wegmans Food Markets Inc., where he held various supervisory positions at stores in New Jersey. Between November 2006 and February 2008, he utilized his knowledge of the store's operations and managerial authorization codes to enter false returns into the Wegmans computer terminal system, causing various amounts to be credited to him. Stockdale then converted the credited amounts into store and third party gift cards, totaling $20,874.77.
The conviction was the culmination of an investigation on the part of special agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge James H. Roberston.