PTC man charged with embezzling $700K
A Peachtree City man has been indicted by a federal grand jury on 26 counts of wire fraud relating to a theft from his former employer. Having also been indicted last month on 21 counts of mail fraud, DeMarco Doxie also faces a charge of embezzling more than $700,000.
A federal grand jury on April 23 returned a superseding indictment of DeMarco Doxie adding 26 counts of wire fraud relating to theft from his former employer, said Bob Page, spokesman for U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates. Doxie was first indicted last month on 21 counts of mail fraud, Page added.
Doxie, 43, served as the Corporate Environmental Health & Safety Manager for Ennis Paint (currently known as Ennis-Flint). Ennis, headquartered in Dallas, Texas, manufactures and sells a variety of road marking and pavement surface treatments. Doxie worked at a facility Ennis maintains in Atlanta, Yates said.
“While entrusted with an important position in his company, this defendant took advantage of and violated his employer’s trust, using his position to embezzle money on a routine basis over a long period of time,” said Yates. “People who brazenly steal from their employers in this manner should expect to be held accountable.”
Yates said that during more than four years of his employment, from June 2007 through August 2011, Doxie used Outlook Environmental & Safety Solutions, LLC, a sham business that he created and owned, as his main vehicle to systematically embezzle large sums of money from Ennis. Beginning in June 2007, Doxie created and submitted fictitious invoices for environmental work that Outlook had supposedly performed for Ennis. Doxie knew the work had not been performed and that there were no Outlook employees. Ennis was never informed that Doxie was the actual owner of Outlook and would never have paid the invoices had it known, Yates said.
Yates said the superseding indictment further charges that Doxie also defrauded Ennis by using an American Express Corporate Card issued by Ennis that was supposed to be used for Ennis’ expenses. Doxie used the American Express company credit card to make payments to Outlook even though Outlook had not performed any work for Ennis. Ennis paid the monthly bill on Doxie’s Corporate American Express card. Ennis would not have approved the payments had it known that Doxie was the true owner of Outlook.
In total, Doxie received more than $700,000 from Ennis as a result of his fraud schemes, said Yates.
The indictment charges 21 counts of mail fraud and 26 counts of wire fraud. Each count carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. In determining the actual sentence, the court will consider the United States Sentencing Guidelines, which are not binding but provide appropriate sentencing ranges for most offenders, said Yates.