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St. Charles Resident Indicted for Fraud

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St. LOUIS, MO (KMOX)- The United States Attorney’s Office out of St. Louis announced today that Eric Engle, 36 of St. Charles,  was indicted on one count of wire fraud involving his scheme to defraud his employer of approximately $342,430.

According to the indictment, Engle was employed by LabCorp, Inc., of St. Charles County, as a Patient Service Technician territory manager for the North Central Division of Lab Corp, Inc., between 2007 and September 2011.  LabCorp runs patient centers that services people who are directed by doctors to have blood samples analyzed.  Engle’s duties included the collection of money for services rendered as well as payment of expenses necessary to manage the centers.  The indictment alleges that during his employment with LabCorp, Engle created a fictitious cleaning service company called OptiClean.  One of the clients was LabCorp. Engle created fraudulent invoices of approximately $342,430 to LabCorp for services that were never rendered.

If convicted, wire fraud carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and/or fines up to $1,000,000. In determining the actual sentences, a judge is
required to consider the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, which provide recommended sentencing ranges.

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