Comptroller of Frontier Leasing Embezzles $4.9 Million - KOAM TV 7

Comptroller of Frontier Leasing Embezzles $4.9 Million


A Neosho man faces up to 30 years in federal prison after pleading  guilty to embezzling $4.9 million dollars from a Joplin trucking firm.

 60 year old David Van Winkle was the comptroller for  Frontier Leasing Incorporated. 
He deposited checks from customers in both the company's real accounts and into a secret account. 
Van Winkle pled guilty to wire fraud, money laundering and failure to pay taxes on the embezzled money.
Van Winkle used  the money on personal expenses and gambling. 
 Besides prison time he faces a fine of up to 750 thousand dollars. And must pay back the 4.9 million, forfeit a 2013 Holland tractor, a 2007 hummer and other equipment.


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