Man gets prison time for stealing $500,000 in gift checks

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COVINGTON, KY (FOX19) - An Erlanger man was sentenced Thursday for stealing gift checks from a local company and transporting them to Kentucky for deposit.

Louis D. Green, 39, was sentenced to 30 months in prison and was ordered to pay a restitution fee of over $500,000.

Investigators say in September of 2009, Green pled guilty to the charges and admitted that while he worked for Convergys Inc. he fraudulently ordered gift checks that were intended to reward other Convergys employees. Rather than give them to employees, he kept them and then cashed the checks himself. Green's theft occurred hundreds of times over a three year period resulting in a loss to Convergys of over $500,000.

Under federal law, Green must serve 85 percent of his prison sentence, and, upon release, will be under the supervision of the United States Probation Office for three years.

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