Indianapolis Business Owner, UPS Employee Arrested in $1.2 Million Fraud Scheme
Two Indianapolis men face wire fraud and money laundering charges for scheming to defraud the United Parcel Service (UPS) of more than $1.2 million.
D&S Construction owner Dayton R. Sloan II, 60, and UPS employee Mark Gleason, 48,are accused of arranging a contract between their companies for maintenance work that they used to defraud the shipping company. A complaint filed in federal court by US Attorney Joe Hogsett claims Sloan took money paid by UPS for invoiced work and deposit it in a D&S corporate bank account, and then used that money to by hundreds of thousands of dollars in pre-paid Visa gift cards. The complaint claims Gleason, Sloan, and their family members then used the gift cards to make personal purchases including jewelry, corrective eye surgery, and more than $40,000 in automobile purchases.
Sloan and Gleason each face up to 20 years in federal prison for each count of wire fraud and up to 10 years in prison on each count of money laundering.