WMG Office Worker Caught In $700,000 Scam
July 12, 2011 at 5:30 AM (PT)
A WARNER MUSIC GROUP employee has been caught ripping off the company to the tune of $700,000, reports THE NEW YORK POST. "ANDREW ROBERTSON, a key office-equipment buyer for WMG, conned the company into handing over the dough to a fictitious company he set up -- even listing its 'headquarters' as his private home in RED HOOK, BROOKLYN -- for his elaborate scam, according to a MANHATTAN Criminal Court complaint."
The activity occurred from MARCH 20th, 2007, to JULY 1st, 2011 by creating a fake equipment-manufacturing company, "A.I. Robinson," and submitted invoices from it to buy TVs or stereo and AV equipment, the complaint states.
When confronted, ROBINSON admitted he would buy products using his personal account and submit invoices for more than the amount paid for the products.
ROBERTSON was charged with grand larceny. He was released from jail after posting $10,000 bail.
A WARNER MUSIC spokesman told THE POST that ROBERTSON no longer works for the company.