Cape Coral Woman Sentenced To Three Years In Prison For Defrauding Her Former Company Of $1.1 Million
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Fort Myers, Florida – U.S. District Judge Sheri Polster Chappell has sentenced Junipher Sayers, formerly Junipher Layne, (34, Cape Coral) to three years in federal prison for wire fraud. The Court also ordered her to repay $1,132,160.91 in restitution to the victim, Tigrent, Inc., and an additional $1,132,160.91 to the United States in forfeiture, representing the proceeds she obtained as a result of the offenses.
According to the plea agreement, between January 28, 2013, and June 2015, Sayers devised and carried out a sophisticated scheme to defraud Tigrent, Inc. Sayers, formerly an accounts payable clerk, stole money from the company by submitting and processing fraudulent invoices for payment. Sayers then directed those payments to several shell companies that she had created and controlled for the purpose of carrying out her scheme. She spent large amounts of the stolen money on consumer goods and other items.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Cape Coral Police Department. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Charles D. Schmitz.