Jacksonville Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Stealing from the Jacksonville Electric Authority
|U.S. Attorney’s Office September 24, 2012|
JACKSONVILLE—U.S. District Judge Marcia Morales Howard today sentenced Thomas William Allen (45, Jacksonville) to 20 months in federal prison for stealing more than $10,000 from the Jacksonville Electric Authority. Allen pleaded guilty on March 28, 2012.
According to court documents, Allen was an engineer for the Jacksonville Electric Authority (JEA), the recipient of over $10,000 in federal funds. As part of the construction team, JEA had an agreement to provide power to the Brooks Rehabilitation Bartram campus project. Beginning on or about September 1, 2011, Allen began illegally converting construction materials belonging to JEA for sale to an electrical contractor working on the same development project. These materials were not approved for sale by JEA, and Allen converted the monies from the sale to his own personal use. In all, Allen stole and converted approximately $63,881 in construction materials owned by the city of Jacksonville.
This case was investigated by FBI. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jay Taylor.