Four Arrested in Toner-Cartridge Fraud Scheme Said to Cost Xerox $7.2 Million
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement reports that its agents have arrested four suspects and issued an arrest warrant for another in connection with a toner-cartridge fraud scheme that it says bilked Xerox out of an estimated $7.2 million.
Xerox requested authorities to look into the activities of authorized reseller, RBM Imaging, and its owner, Robert Lee Fisher. As an authorized reseller, Fisher provided toner and other services to his customers based on copier/MFP service contracts. Fisher was able to obtain toner at no cost as part of these service contracts. Agents believe Fisher’s four associates who operated two shell companies, HDH Graphics Inc. and Aldar Securities, provided false information to Xerox about the amount of toner they were using. The investigation found the businesses existed for the purpose of ordering large amounts of toner and fraudulently reselling it.
All suspects are charged with racketeering and three counts each of grand theft. Fisher remains at large. The following four suspects turned themselves in on November 9th, and were remanded to the Volusia County Jail:
Bryan Arthur Day of Ormond Beach, Florida.
Jason David Haynes of Ormond Beach, Florida.
Kyle Laing Haynes of Deland, Florida.
David Charles Haynes of Ormond Beach, Florida.
The case will be prosecuted by Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi’s Office of Statewide Prosecution.
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