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Herman Miller fraud scheme co-conspirator gets 41 months
After co-devising a scheme to steal $1.8 million from office furniture giant Herman Miller,
former Herman Miller manager Jerry Lee Akers is going to prison.
The 54-year-old Akers was sentenced to
41 months in prison for a vendor-invoicing
The scheme involved bilking $1.8 million
from Herman Miller over a five-year period
for natural gas services that were never
Akers was also ordered to serve two years
of supervised released at the conclusion of his
sentence, and pay back $507,309.14 in res-
titution, in addition to forfeiting an additional
$507,309.14 to the government.
Akers pled guilty to conspiracy to commit
mail fraud and wire fraud for the scheme,
which ran from 2010 to 2015.
The crime involved co-conspirator Kevin
Grimm, who created a company, KJ Gas
Transportation, and submitted fraudulent
invoices for payment.
Grimm’s company never provided any gas
or transportation services to Herman Miller,
as falsely shown in invoices Grimm sent to
Herman Miller staff members.