STOW, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man has been charged with 10 fraud-related counts stemming from an alleged scheme in which federal authorities say he took equipment from his company and sold it for profit.
Thomas Steiger of Stow in suburban Akron worked as a facility manager at a plant near Cleveland that provides parts to Ford Motor Company.
Prosecutors say in a Friday news release that from January 2011 through January this year, the 45-year-old Steiger ordered equipment that neither his company nor Ford needed, such as infrared cameras.
Prosecutors say he then sold the items for profit, making him about $744,000.
Steiger's attorneys did not immediately return a request for comment Saturday.
He faces six counts of wire fraud and four counts of four of interstate transportation of property obtained by fraud.