Janitorial firm executive faces indictment

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The president of a janitorial services company is facing federal for allegedly embezzling nearly $1 million.

The indictment of 54-year-old Herman Schamber of St. Louis was announced Wednesday. A phone message left with his attorney was not returned.

Federal prosecutors say Schamber embezzled more than $964,000 from Nationwide Janitorial Services Inc., where he had worked for about 30 years.

Authorities say Schamber worked in St. Louis but also owned a separate firm called Custom Janitorial Services and Supplies that provided janitorial supplies to small malls in the East Rutherford, N.J., area. He is accused of creating false invoices for Nationwide Janitorial Services on behalf of Custom Janitorial Services and Supplies.


Copyright 2010 The Associated Press


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