Reston Limo employee given three years in prison for embezzlement
A former Reston Limousine employee was sentenced July 14 to three years in prison for embezzling over $130,000 which he used for personal and recreational expenditures.
Judge Benjamin N. A. Kendrick handed down the sentence to Leonard Sampson, 40, address unavailable, on two counts of obtaining property by false pretense.
Sampson pleaded guilty to the charges on March 13.
The judge has imposed an additional seven years suspended time on each charge, conditioned upon Sampson’s good behavior and his completion of seven years supervised probation.
He was also ordered to pay restitution in excess of $130,000 to the victims in this case.
According to court records, Sampson made charges to his Reston Limousine company credit card between January and November 2012.
To justify the charges, Sampson created invoices and work orders for parts to be installed on vehicles owned by Reston Limousine. However, the parts were never received or installed. An investigation revealed that all the charges were made to B&L Ducting and Install Master, a business that was started by Sampson.
Sampson’s business records further revealed that the money charged on Reston Limousine’s credit card was deposited into his B&L Ducting and Install Master bank account, but there were no debits or charges on the account for the purchase of auto parts or materials needed to manufacture auto parts. However, there were purchases and deductions from the business account for personal and recreational expenditures, according to Heather Williamson, spokesperson for the Loudoun County Commonwealth's Attorney's Office.
Sampson has a prior felony criminal conviction for grand larceny in Maryland, Williamson said.
Be the first to post a comment!
Post a commentCommenting is not available in this channel entry.
Comments express only the views of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of this website or any associated person or entity. Any user who believes a message is objectionable can contact us at [email protected].
- Loudoun Education Alliance of Parents to discuss student suicide, gang activity this school year
- Gillespie, Fiorina hit economic message in Ashburn
- Report: Woman sexually assaulted on W&OD Trail near Sterling Boulevard
- Hillsboro Charter Academy prepares for its first school year
- MORE: Gov. Mike Pence, Trump’s VP pick, to appear in Loudoun County Saturday
|The Loudoun Times-Mirror
is an interactive, digital replica
of the printed newspaper.Open the e-edition now.