Oklahoma man accused in NJ of stealing $3 million in textbooks

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say an Oklahoma man stole nearly $3 million in textbooks from his former employer in New Jersey and resold them.

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: June 21, 2013
Advertisement
;

NEWARK, N.J. — Federal prosecutors say an Oklahoma man stole nearly $3 million in textbooks from his former employer in New Jersey and resold them.

Authorities have charged 44-year-old Christopher Brock of Yukon, Okla., with wire fraud.

U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman in New Jersey says Brock engaged in an elaborate scheme when he was employed as a salesman at John Wiley & Sons in Hoboken.

Fishman says Brock diverted more than 16,000 free samples meant for college professors to himself and then resold them. Authorities say the money was spent on personal items, including diving equipment and high-end furnishings.

Brock was arrested in Tampa, Fla., on Thursday.


NewsOK.com has disabled the comments for this article.

Trending Now


AROUND THE WEB

  1. 1
    Facebook Post Saves Drowning Teen
  2. 2
    Saturday's front page of the New York Times sports section is simple: LeBron James and transactions
  3. 3
    The 19th-century health scare that told women to worry about "bicycle face"
  4. 4
    Sex Valley: Tech's booming prostitution trade
  5. 5
    Colorado Is Consuming Way More Pot Than Anyone Ever Believed
+ show more