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June 24, 2014

Jacksonville Man Sentenced in $904,000 Fraud Scheme

JACKSONVILLE, FL—U.S. District Judge Timothy J. Corrigan today sentenced David Allen Dinsbeer (37, Jacksonville) to 33 months in federal prison for his role in defrauding Hickory Foods, a Jacksonville company. He was also sentenced to serve a two-year term of supervision, following his incarceration, and ordered to pay $904,373 in restitution. Dinsbeer was allowed to remain free on bond pending designation by the Bureau of Prisons for the commencement of his sentence. Dinsbeer pleaded guilty to 16 counts of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and wire fraud on March 19, 2014.

According to court records, between January 2011 and May 2012, Dinsbeer defrauded the Hickory Foods group of companies out of approximately $904,000. The Hickory Foods companies are best known for Bubba Burgers. The investigation revealed that Dinsbeer used phony supplier companies to bill for supplies which were never delivered. He then deposited the checks, which were issued on false invoices, into bank accounts for the phony companies, which he controlled. An FBI forensic accountant determined that the companies had no legitimate business expenses and that Dinsbeer withdrew money from the accounts and used the accounts to pay his personal expenses. According to court records, Dinsbeer conspired with an employee of Hickory Foods companies in order to carry out the scheme.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Dale Campion.

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