Mesa plumber sentenced to 10 years for defrauding employer

Posted at 12:12 PM, Mar 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-07 21:57:34-05
A Mesa plumber has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after being convicted of defrauding his employer of thousands of dollars that he had customers pay him directly.
A Maricopa County Superior Court judge on Friday sentenced Michael Duane Mullet of convictions for theft and dozens of counts of fraud.
The state Attorney General's Office says the Mullet used a loophole in a computer software program to steal more than $16,700 in 2014 while working for Lawson Family Plumbing, described as a small family-owned business.
Mesa police investigated after a concerned customer called the business to report suspicious activity by Mullet.