A Pataskala man pleaded guilty on Monday to stealing more than $1.5 million from the Longaberger Company and its chief operating officer, according to The Newark Advocate.
The paper reported that Douglas Thompson pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated theft, which carries a potential sentence of up to eight years in prison and a $15,000 fine.
Thompson stole the money between 2004 and 2011, the paper reported.
The Muskingum County Prosecutor said that in 2004, Thompson gained control of CEO Tami Longaberger's finances.
The paper reported that Thompson stole the money through unauthorized checks to himself and his credit card account and various payments to vendors for home improvements and vehicle repairs.
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