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Polk county, florida — polk county deputies arrested a man after he had been defrauding the polk county sheriff’s office over the past year.

The investigation began in march 2013 after the polk county sheriff’s office received an invoice from goodyear tire and rubber company for items they did not purchase.

The company, located at 6975 cypress gardens boulevard, is a former vendor for the PCSO, but the PCSO has not used the company’s services for some time.

Upon receiving the invoices knowing no work had been commissioned, detectives were asked to investigate.

Through their investigation detectives learned that the manager at goodyear, todd hannum, had created the invoices in an effort to inflate his sales statistics but had not sent them to the company’s collection department.

However, while hannum was on vacation, invoices were located by a corporate auditor, and not realizing the invoices were fictitious, forwarded them for collection.Types of money laundering detectives also found hannum had systematically defrauded his company using past customers personal identification.

Over the course of approximately 14 months hannum credited over $2,000 to his personal credit card with chargebacks. Detectives learned the credit card used for the chargebacks belonged to hannum’s mother and was used by hannum alone.

Reportedly, hannum confessed to conducting the chargebacks and obtaining the money on his mother’s goodyear credit card and confessed to creating the purchase orders for the sheriff’s office vehicles and signing deputy’s names to the forms.

He is charged with scheming to defraud, grand theft, and 2 counts of money laundering.

Polk county, florida — polk county deputies arrested a man after he had been defrauding the polk county sheriff’s office over the past year.

The investigation began in march 2013 after the polk county sheriff’s office received an invoice from goodyear tire and rubber company for items they did not purchase.Types of money laundering

The company, located at 6975 cypress gardens boulevard, is a former vendor for the PCSO, but the PCSO has not used the company’s services for some time.

Upon receiving the invoices knowing no work had been commissioned, detectives were asked to investigate.

Through their investigation detectives learned that the manager at goodyear, todd hannum, had created the invoices in an effort to inflate his sales statistics but had not sent them to the company’s collection department.

However, while hannum was on vacation, invoices were located by a corporate auditor, and not realizing the invoices were fictitious, forwarded them for collection. Detectives also found hannum had systematically defrauded his company using past customers personal identification.

Over the course of approximately 14 months hannum credited over $2,000 to his personal credit card with chargebacks.Types of money laundering detectives learned the credit card used for the chargebacks belonged to hannum’s mother and was used by hannum alone.

Reportedly, hannum confessed to conducting the chargebacks and obtaining the money on his mother’s goodyear credit card and confessed to creating the purchase orders for the sheriff’s office vehicles and signing deputy’s names to the forms.

He is charged with scheming to defraud, grand theft, and 2 counts of money laundering.