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Ocala Man Charged with Organized Scheme to Defraud

12/19/2008
 
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) Jacksonville Regional Operations Center today announced the arrest of Mark Alan Andrews of Ocala. Andrews was charged with Organized Scheme to Defraud in excess of $50,000 which is a first degree felony.

Investigators allege that Andrews stole approximately $575,000 from the Closet Maid Corporation, an Ocala-based company.  Andrews worked previously at the company for eight years.  The six week investigation found that Andrews made cash withdrawals from company credit cards that were to be used exclusively for fuel purchases. The withdrawals occurred over the course of two years and were captured on bank ATM video.
 
Andrews was taken into custody by FDLE and the Marion County Sheriff's Office without incident and booked into the Marion County Jail. Bond was set at $250,000. The case is being prosecuted by the Florida Attorney General's Office of Statewide Prosecution.

For Further Information Contact:
Paige Patterson Hughes
FDLE Public Information Officer
(786)336-1052