Feds Charge Iowa Man in $2.7M Illinois Insurance Fraud Case
Federal authorities say an Iowa man has been charged with defrauding his former employer in Illinois of at least $2.7 million.
U.S. Attorney Jim Lewis said 47-year-old Dominic Scodeller of Davenport, Iowa, was arrested on charges of fraud and money laundering. A grand jury indicted Scodeller on 15 counts last week.
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Authorities say Scodeller defrauded Bituminous Insurance Companies from about 2001 to May 2013. Scodeller was a purchasing and facilities manager for the Rock Island-based company. Authorities say he approved payments to bogus entities that he created and transferred the money for personal use.
Scodeller was ordered held in U.S. Marshals Service custody pending a detention hearing.
He faces up to 20 years in prison for each count of fraud and money laundering. It wasn’t immediately clear if he has an attorney.