A 38-year-old Garden Grove man was sentenced Monday to 30 months in federal prison for embezzling $1.8 million from a commercial real estate management company and developer.
U.S. District Judge James Selna also ordered Duy Duc Nguyen to pay $1.8 million in restitution to Anaheim-headquartered Milan Capital Management.
Nguyen, who pleaded guilty Jan. 17 to one count of wire fraud, worked for Milan Capital as an accounts payable clerk in the accounting department from July 2014 to December 2017, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Nguyen obtained a password from the company’s treasurer and used it without authorization to take the money by changing routing information that transferred the funds to his own bank account numbers, prosecutors said.
After he was fired, he continued to take money from the company until March 2018, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, by using a key to get into the offices after hours to access the company accounting system to keep steering money to his own bank account.
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