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Mesa plumber sentenced to 10 years for defrauding employer

Posted: 12:12 PM, Mar 07, 2017
Updated: 2017-03-08 02:57:34Z
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.