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Man accused of defrauding local glass company

Mar. 30, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- A local man has agreed to plead guilty to wire fraud in a case that bilked his employer, Justice Glass & Supply.

The U.S. Attorney's Office filed its criminal information Thursday against Shawn Osburn, a method that typically allows the prosecution to bypass a grand jury with the defendant's cooperation. Court documents did not list Osburn's address or age.

A guilty plea hearing was requested but had not been scheduled as of Friday morning.

The charging document states Osburn would take a customer's glass order, send it to Justice's supplier and pocket the customer's cash payment. That included a July 26, 2010, fax in which Osburn fraudulently purchased a window from a company in North Brunswick, N.J.

Osburn maintained the scheme by creating false work orders in Justice's system, the document states. Those documents used a false name and address, neither of which corresponded with the actual customer.

The scheme continued from June 2010 to October 2010, according to the document. It further states Osburn would pocket the cash without returning any payment to Justice Glass & Supply, located in the 2400 block of 3rd Avenue.

Osburn was terminated from the company at an undisclosed date, said owner David Justice. He declined further comment.

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