Today, a former hotel employee of a nationwide hotel chain admitted his role in a scheme to embezzle over $300,000 from the company, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced.
According to U.S. Attorney Sellinger, Marco Alvarez, 46, of Bloomfield, pleaded guilty to an information charging him with wire fraud.
According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:
As a senior analyst for strategic sourcing for a national hotel chain, Alvarez was responsible for administering the company’s corporate credit card program.
He was authorized to approve credit card applications and access account information for such credit cards.
From April 2014 through January 2020, Alvarez embezzled funds from the hotel through the unauthorized use of the hotel’s corporate credit cards to purchase goods and services.
Alvarez admitted that he knowingly opened and used corporate credit cards to make $317,582 in unauthorized personal purchases and attempted to conceal them by transferring credits owed to the hotel to these credit cards to offset the unauthorized charges made.