DA: Man sentenced to more than 4 years for stealing $180K from former employer

Posted at 12:47 PM, Jun 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-28 14:47:39-04

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    MULTNOMAH COUNTY, OR (KPTV) — A 40-year-old man was sentenced to prison Thursday for stealing thousands of dollars from his former employer, according to the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office.

Mark McCarran received a 50-month prison sentence after being convicted of identity theft, two counts of second-degree theft, six counts of first-degree aggravated theft, and six counts of aggravated identity theft.

He was acquitted of three counts of identity theft.

The district attorney’s office said McCarran stole a total of $180,343.45 from his former employer, which was not named.

The thefts were discovered in January 2017.

According to the district attorney’s office, McCarran was fired from his job on May 31, 2016. He was reportedly let go because of too many unexcused absences.

McCarran was given a final paycheck in the amount of $301.77. But when the check was later deposited into his bank account, it had been altered to $1,001, according to the district attorney’s office.

Over the next six months, the district attorney’s office said nearly 100 forged checks were made out to McCarran and drawn from his former employer’s bank account. Those checks were then deposited into several bank accounts, which were in McCarran’s name.

The district attorney’s office said McCarran denied any wrongdoing when contacted by authorities. He also claimed he was the victim of identity theft.

McCarran’s prior criminal conviction of uttering a forged instrument was presented by the state during the trial, according to the district attorney’s office.

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