Print Salesman Accused of Embezzling Money
RUSSELLVILLE, KY—A former sales representative for Gerald Printing has been arrested and charged with embezzling more than $220,000 from the company since 2004, according to the News Democrat Leader.
The sales representative, Kevin Gettings, allegedly invented a phony subcontractor company, Printers Ink, which received direct payments from a customer for work performed by Gerald Printing.
According to the arrest warrant, Gettings negotiated an agreement with Houchens Food Group, then told the client that Gerald Printing could not perform all of the work and would be using a second firm, Printers Ink, to meet the monthly deadlines.
The paper reported that Houchens paid both Gerald Printing and the nonexistent Printers Ink to produce in-store signage. The latter, which allegedly consisted of a post office box and bank account set up by Gettings, received $222,011.84 from Houchens between October 2004 and June 2011.
If convicted, Gettings faces a five- to 10-year prison sentence.