So who is wrong here?

MJMANDALAY

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Illinois man charged with bilking Basking Ridge firm

Wednesday January 16, 2008, 6:26 PM

An Illinois man never took the job offered to him by a Basking Ridge telecommunications company, but he still accepted the pay -- more than $469,000, officials said today.

Anthony Armatys, 34, was charged with second-degree theft by deception for his alleged payroll theft from the corporate headquarters of Avaya, Somerset County Prosecutor Wayne Forrest said.

Armatys was arrested this morning at his home in Palatine, Ill., and he is awaiting extradition to New Jersey, Forrest said. Bail was set at $50,000.

The arrest followed an 11-month investigation by the Bernards Township Police Department's Detective Bureau and the Special Investigations Unit of the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office.

Investigators and auditors for Avaya discovered that payroll checks had been directly deposited into Armatys' account by mistake. He allegedly received, then rescinded a job offer from the company, and never worked there.

But between fall 2002 and March 2007, he was paid more than $469,000 and also withdrew $1,900 in funds from a retirement savings account into which Avaya had made contributions, authorities said.
 

seeinred

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The dude's a dick for not saying anything, but there's no way he should go to jail for a gigantic accounting error by the company.
 
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"Sometimes you eat the bear, and sometimes the bear eats you."
 

blazin

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Both I say. 5 years and nobody in accounting caught it?

The dude was knowingly accepting the money, so there is some liability on his end as well.
 

Party Rooster

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Both I say. 5 years and nobody in accounting caught it?

The dude was knowingly accepting the money, so there is some liability on his end as well.
(Hello) Exactly.
It's not like the guy cashed a couple of Social Security checks from his recently deceased spouse, but 5 years?

$469,000 for 5 years? Sounds like a pretty sweet deal Wade...
 

Kris_LTRMa

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Company = Dumb
Dude = Dumber

Get your resume over there HT ... I'm sure there's an opening or will be by the end of the week :D
 

Mommadeez4u

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He never entered into a contract with the company. He's not at fault.