St. Louis man sentenced for mail fraud and identity theft

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on November 27, 2012 at 4:54 PM

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -- William Lubker was sentenced to 94 months in prison on mail fraud and aggravated identity theft charges associated with a fraud scheme perpetrated on his former employer between 2009 and early this year.

According to court documents, Lubker admitted to defrauding Medstaff Locums, a medical staffing company based in Chicago for which Lubker worked, of more than $400,000 by “placing” phantom employees with the company. 

Lubker would tell his employer he had placed a medical professional when in fact no placement had occurred. Lubker would then siphon off portions of payments made by Medstaff Locums to the phantom employee for himself. He would characterize the other portion as a payment back to Medstaff Locums from the medical facility for whom the phantom professional purportedly worked. 

Additionally, Lubker admitted to aggravated identity theft by misusing the name and social security account number of “J.P.”  as one of his phantom professionals.  As a result of Lubker’s scheme, income was reported to the IRS in the name of J.P.

Lubker, 51, pled guilty in September to one felony count of mail fraud and one felony count of aggravated identity theft, and appeared Tuesday for sentencing.

With his plea, he has agreed to forfeit a number of items purchased with the proceeds of this illegal activity including several items of jewelry, a Rolex watch, a Breitling watch and three firearms.

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