When Natus transferred his corporate credit card accounts from American Express to Citibank, Thomsen began falsely claiming that he had incurred and paid for travel expenses out of his personal funds. From February 2016 until the discovery of the fraud in April 2017, Natus deposited the refund payments directly into Thomsen’s bank account.
In total, Thomsen claimed reimbursement for over 1,000 false and fraudulent expense reports under this program and defrauded his employer of $ 517,737.
In addition, Thomsen filed false income tax returns for the years 2013 to 2017. Thomsen did not include the embezzled funds in its income and did not report or underreport the gross revenue of the side business that it did. he created. The total tax loss for 2013 to 2017 is $ 175,774.
Filing a false income tax return is punishable by a maximum penalty of 3 years in prison and a fine not exceeding $ 250,000. Electronic fraud carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a fine not exceeding $ 250,000.
Thomsen has yet to be convicted and according to court records online, no date has been set.
The case is being pursued by Deputy United States Attorney Ebunoluwa A. Taiwo and has been investigated by special agents of the IRS-Criminal Investigation.