Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick announced Wednesday the former chief financial officer of an orthopedic care provider pleaded guilty to defrauding employer out of more than $1 million.
Seventy-year-old Harry Wolfmuller formerly of Belmar, New Jersey was the CFO of a company that offers orthopedic services from 2007 through 2015. The company has offices in Monmouth And Ocean Counties. As part of his job, Wolfmuller controlled the company’s financial records and bank accounts, according to court documents.
Wolfmuller cashed checks from the company’s bank accounts to pay for a variety of unapproved expenses, including golf, lottery tickets, meals at restaurants and gambling. To avoid detection, he would misrepresent the purpose of these transactions in the company’s account records to make them look legitimate. The fraudulent transaction resulted in the company losing about $1,175,720.
Wolfmuller faces a maximum 20-year prison term and a $250,000 fine. As part of the plea, he will be required to pay $1,175,720 in restitution. His sentencing hearing is scheduled for March 13, 2018.