SIC INVESTIGATION LEADS TO INDICTMENT OF FRESNO CFO

SIC INVESTIGATION LEADS TO INDICTMENT OF FRESNO CFO

FRESNO, Calif. — Anthony Lester, 51, of Fresno, was indicted today by a federal grand jury, charging him with mail fraud and money laundering, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.
According to court documents, Lester was the controller at Century Builders in Fresno, and later the Chief Financial Officer. During his employment, he had access to the financial accounts of another Fresno business, Highlands Energy Services.

Between November 2010 and December 2011, Lester used this access to divert money from bank accounts and credit cards held by Highlands Energy Services into other financial accounts, including Lester’s own PayPal Inc. account. He attempted to conceal the embezzled funds by transferring them into his personal bank account. In total, Lester embezzled approximately $300,000 from Highlands Energy Services. Read full story here