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December 8, 2015

River Ridge Man Pleads Guilty to Fraud in Security System Contracts

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that WAYNE WILLIAMS, age 37, of River Ridge, pled guilty today a two-count Bill of Information charging him with wire fraud.

According to court records, WILLIAMS was responsible for selling security systems and services, and also for negotiating and signing customer contracts on behalf of ADT Security and Protection One. WILLIAMS was compensated by his employers through commissions received on contracts he negotiated.

WILLIAMS forged a customer’s signature on a $466,046.18 ADT Security equipment and installation services contract. Without ADT Security’s knowledge, the defendant secretly executed a separate contract with the customer in which only $109,148.93 was charged. The defendant received approximately $73,576.72 in commissions from ADT Security as a result of the fraudulent contract.

With regard to Protection One, WILLIAMS forged a purported customer’s signature on an $80,240.48 Protection One equipment and installation services contract. The defendant received approximately $2,353.99 in commissions from Protection One as a result of this fraudulent contract.

With respect to each count, WILLIAMS faces a maximum term of imprisonment of twenty years’ incarceration, three years of supervised release after any term of imprisonment, and a $250,000 fine. U.S. District Judge Jay C. Zainey set sentenced on March 8, 2016.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in investigating this matter. Assistant United States Attorney G. Dall Kammer is in charge of the prosecution.

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