In Seattle, Washington federal prosecutors filed wire fraud charges against a Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) employee that is accused of stealing over $515,000 from them. Robert D. Curry was arrested yesterday morning as part of an accusation that he sent $515,000 in three wire transfers to his personal account back in 2010.
Curry said that the money was spent on payment for services that were not provided to Microsoft. Supposedly Curry created a shell company and made false invoices. Then he used the money on high-end audio equipment, credit card bills, and ski equipment. The shell company was called Pentad Solutions.
The shell company was disguised as a vendor for the Bing Toolbar browser plug-in that billed Microsoft. Curry was the director of business development for Microsoft’s Strategic Partnerships Team for the Online Audience Business Group. Curry’s jobs at Microsoft included negotiating contracts and for approving payments.