3 accused of wire fraud in theft of $3M from Ft. Wayne company

Three people have been indicted on federal wire fraud charges in connection with the theft of over $3 million from a Fort Wayne company, according to the US Attorney's Office.

Investigators say Brian Nordan was the Chief Marketing Officer and General Manager of the company. The other two people charged in the case include his spouse, Dustin Coleman of Cassopolis, and his sister, Angela Jasinski of Granger.

The indictment alleges between August 8, 2012 and June 1, 2018, Nordan defrauded the company of $3,038,857.05.

Court records show he used the following means to divert company funds to benefit him, Coleman and Jasinski:

  • Unauthorized use of company credit cards
  • Unauthorized use of company funds to pay personal credit cards
  • Unauthorized use of company funds for claimed reimbursement expenses
  • Unauthorized use of company funds to pay non business related vendors
  • Unauthorized use of company funds to pay non employees' wages and benefits
  • Unauthorized use of company funds which were invested in a toothpaste business

Nordan has been charged with 13 counts of wire fraud. Coleman has been charged with 3 counts of wire fraud. Jasinski has been charged with 2 counts of wire fraud.

“Employers hire individuals with the understanding that they will be honest and not exploit them for personal financial gain,” said United States Attorney Thomas L. Kirsch II.  “When, as alleged in this indictment, individuals do exploit their employers for illegal financial gain, my Office and our law enforcement partners will investigate and prosecute.”

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