Man accused of using $476K in employer's funds for strippers

5 years 2 months 1 day ago Tuesday, July 28 2015 Jul 28, 2015 Tuesday, July 28, 2015 8:36:49 AM CDT July 28, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) - An Arizona man is accused in a federal indictment of defrauding his St. Louis-area employer by using a company credit card to charge nearly a half million dollars, much of it to lavish upon online exotic dancers.

Forty-year-old John David Berrett of Gilbert, Arizona, was indicted last week on five counts of wire fraud.

Authorities say Berrett was an Internet technology architect for Maryland Heights-based World Wide Technology Inc. when he falsified invoices totaling $476,000 for various payments and gifts to strippers on a website. That alleged wrongdoing happened between September 2013 and last October.

Online court records don't show whether Berrett has an attorney. A home telephone listing for Berrett could not immediately be located Tuesday.

 

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