February 22, 2024

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A former Facebook employee has admitted to stealing more than $4 million while working for the company.

A former Facebook employee has admitted to stealing more than $4 million while working for the company.
The former Facebook diversity manager committed fraud worth more than $4 million at the company over a period of nearly five years. (REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration)

Barbara Furlow-SmilesFormer manager Diversity of FacebookHe confessed to the crime 4 lakh theft Dollars per company owned Mark Zuckerberg By Fictitious business contracts A. to finance, in return for a bribe Rich lifestyle Inside California And GeorgiaConfirmed US Department of Justice.

According to officials, the former manager implemented Crime program from January 2017 Until September 2021, during which he presided Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) In Social platform. “He was charged with abuse of office of trust Defraud the company Billions of dollars ignores the insidious consequences of undermining the importance of its mission DEI“, he said Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia Ryan K. Buchanan.

“Moved by greed, she used her time for an arrangement Comprehensive criminal plan In which scam sellers paid you Illegal cash. It is also relevant Relatives, friends and other associates Among their crimes were all for financing lavish lifestyles through fraud rather than hard, honest labor. Reads the published report Office of the Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia Quoted Fox News.

Barbara Furlow-Smiles pleaded guilty to diverting Meta funds for a lavish lifestyle between 2017 and 2021. (Robin L. Marshall/Getty Images)

through a plan Expropriation, Furlough-Smiles Deed Credit cards of target With services like PayPal, Venmo And Cash usage, to pay for non-existent services. The money was paid to friends, family and associates, who later returned part of the money in the form of kickbacks, according to the report. Buchanan. To do this, he used false expense reports to cover up the fraud, claiming that these people had worked. Facebook shows and events.

The woman involved personal expenses, including stylists, babysitters, $10,000 per artist Custom portraits and up to $18,000 Preschool EnrollmentIssuing inflated invoices to the company, which it then converted into issued refunds cnn.

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Furlough-Smiles He used lies and deception to deceive both of them Suppliers and Facebook employees“, he declared for his part Kerry FarleySpecial Agent in Charge FBI in Atlanta. “He FBI Greed like this doesn’t pay off and he’s working hard to make sure fraudsters are held accountable.

judgment against Furlough-Smiles Scheduled for March 19th as confirmed CNBC He is now free after posting $5,000 bail. from target They have assured cooperation in the investigation and prosecution of the case.