Cape Girardeau, MO man pleads guilty to taking over $117K from former employer

Cape Girardeau, MO man pleads guilty to taking over $117K from former employer
A Cape Girardeau, Missouri man pleaded guilty to taking more than $117,000 from his former employer. (Source: Raycom Media) (Source: Raycom Media)

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - A Cape Girardeau, Missouri man pleaded guilty to taking more than $117,000 from his former employer.

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office Eastern District, George R. Gunn, 44, was the sales manager of River City Mobile Home Sales in Benton, Mo. It’s subsidiary is Monty’s Manufactured Homes in Cape Girardeau.

Gunn pleaded guilty on Tuesday, October 23 on two counts of felony wire fraud.

He was responsible for depositing and accounting for customer payments toward the purchase of customer’s homes.

The court confirmed Gunn concealed the theft of customer funds by sending River City false accountings of new payments and deposits.

After Gunn left the business, the owner discovered the crime. The total loss was $117,040.25.

Glyn Ferrell, owner of River City Mobile Homes said he is happy to have resolution in this case for his customers and business.

He wanted people to know “no customers lost a dime," and that “River City Mobile Homes made good every penny.”

A statement from Monty’s Manufactured Homes read:

Gunn is scheduled to be sentenced on January 22, 2019. He faces 20 years in prison and a fine of $250,000 for each count.

The case was investigated by the FBI.

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