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Heber City man sentenced to 18 months in federal prison for wire fraud

Posted at 7:53 PM, Dec 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-23 22:00:13-05

SALT LAKE CITY — A Heber City man will serve 18 months in federal prison followed by 36 months of supervised release for stealing over $600,000 from a Utah business.

54-year-old Kent Crump pleaded guilty to wire fraud in federal court.

In the plea agreement, Crump said that while he was working as the comptroller for Park City Dry Cleaning and Linen Corporation, between 2012 and 2018, he stole $672,081.

Crump admitted he would take large portions of the cash receipts received by retail locations and deposit the cash in his and his wife's personal bank accounts.

He used the money to buy a non-financed home, which he bought in his wife's name.

Prosecutors were able to acquire the proceeds of the sale of the home on behalf of the business and Crump has been ordered to pay $217,289 to the victims, which is the remainder of the amount taken from the business during his scheme.