Former ExxonMobil employee gets five years in prison for fraud

25 January 2014 00:10 Source:ICIS News

(first name of former employee added to second paragraph)

HOUSTON (ICIS)--A former employee who pleaded guilty to defrauding ExxonMobil of more than $5.5m while he worked at the company's Baytown Olefins plant was sentenced to five years in prison, the US Attorney's Office said on Friday.

US District Judge David Hittner also ordered Garry Arnold, 62, to have three years of supervised release upon serving his prison term.

Arnold also must pay about $5.5m in restitution.

Arnold worked at the company from 2004-2010, overseeing the maintenance and repair of several large furnaces, the US Attorney’s Office said.

Arnold billed the company for more than $5.5m in furnace parts and fabrication services that were either never provided, were provided with material already owned by ExxonMobil or were provided at excessive costs, the office said.

Arnold shared the proceeds with an unnamed person, who allegedly helped with the scheme, the office said.

By Jeremy Pafford