Mo. Man Admits Embezzling $850,000
SPRINGFIELD (AP) - A southwest Missouri man admits he embezzled more than $850,000 from the company where he worked.
Thirty-nine-year-old Paul Hunting of Lebanon pleaded guilty Wednesday to embezzling the money from the Tracker Marine company.
Tracker is the Springfield-based subsidiary of the BassPro Group, which manufactures boats and trailers.
KY3-TV reports (http://bit.ly/yC4ONE ) that Hunting was a transportation manager at Tracker. He admitted that from January 2006 through August 2008 he conspired with the co-owners of a trucking company to defraud Tracker by inflating purchase orders and shipping invoices.
He admitted he helped cause more than 2,550 fraudulent invoices to be submitted to Tracker, causing a total loss of more than $850,000.