Legal Assistant Cops To Fraud Using Firm's Postage Meter

Law360 (June 26, 2020, 4:16 PM EDT) -- An assistant at a North Carolina law firm has pled guilty to defrauding the United States by running a scheme using the firm's postal meter and racking up tens of thousands in charges to the firm.

Casey Tyler Smith, 27, admitted on Wednesday to a scheme in which he would use his office's Pitney Bowes postage meter — which allows law firms to print postage on site — to generate unnecessary postage charged to the firm account and then request a refund from the local post office and pocket the money.

In total, Smith racked up over $87,000 in charges to...

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