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Janitorial firm exec sentenced for embezzlement

Janitorial firm exec sentenced for embezzlement

June 12th, 2011 in News

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The president of a janitorial services company has been sentenced to 33 months in prison for embezzling nearly $1 million from the company.

The sentence for 54-year-old Herman Schamber of St. Louis was handed down on Friday. He pleaded guilty in March to one felony count of mail fraud for embezzling more than $964,000 from Nationwide Janitorial Services Inc., where he worked for about 30 years.

Prosecutors say Schamber worked in St. Louis but also owned a separate firm called Custom Janitorial Services and Supplies, which provided janitorial supplies to small malls in the East Rutherford, N.J., area.

Schamber admitted that he created false invoices for Nationwide Janitorial Services on behalf of the other company.

In addition to the prison sentence, he was ordered to make restitution of $964,034.