oneworld business manager Randy Wang, who was temporarily head of finance for the airline alliance, is being sued for stealing over $2.2 million.
The former Oneworld business manager once earned $159,000 and was even temporarily promoted to head of finance.
Oneworld discovered the hoax in September and fired Wang — who then allegedly set up a fake Web site posing as a Oneworld vendor and cashing in to the tune of $600,000, according to court papers.
Oneworld claims Wang even manipulated payroll records to avoid paying a measly $69 a paycheck for health insurance.
The allegedly fraudulent charges included:
- $577,161.92 from Amazon.com
- $468,925.64 from Data Vision Computer Video for 285 MacBook Pros; 236 iPhone 7s; 15 iPad Pro; and 9 iPad Mini-4s
- $570,306.15 from Apple.com plus $222,852.62 in-store
- $289,649.24 from CDW Corporation
- $85,508.55 from Micro Center
According to the complaint, in addition to stealing over $2 million, Wang loaded his health reimbursement account with an extra $1500. He even allegedly mamipulated payroll to avoid making $69 per pay period contributions towards his benefits. He also reportedly claimed $379.99 in flexible spending account reimbursements without actually contributing to his FSA.
He’s also claimed to have created a website to spoof one of oneworld’s vendors in order to invoice them and divert payments to his own account.
We learn through the complaint that oneworld uses QuickBooks for its accounting software. The software’s audit trail shows the employee removed detail on his corporate American Express charges from the system.
oneworld has about two dozen employees but was charged for over 500 computer items totaling $2.2 million. And, apparently, questionable internal controls.
Here’s a copy of the lawsuit (.pdf), the defendant’s employment agreement (.pdf), and an excerpt from oneworld’s employee handbook (.pdf). I’ve not posted some of the attachments to the suit with bank transfer information and emails.