NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — An Oklahoma man who stole more than $2.8 million in textbooks from his former employer in New Jersey and resold them is headed to federal prison.
Christopher Brock was sentenced Monday to a year and a day in prison. He also will have to serve two years of community service and pay restitution, which has not yet been determined.
The 46-year-old Yukon resident had pleaded guilty last year to wire fraud.
Federal prosecutors in New Jersey say Brock engaged in an elaborate scheme when he was employed as a salesman at John Wiley & Sons. He diverted more than 16,000 textbooks and other items from the Hoboken-based publisher and resold them for about $450,000.
Authorities say the money was spent on personal items, including scuba diving equipment and high-end furnishings.