Simon Roofing investigating year-long embezzlement


A township business is out more than $500,000 after an employee apparently took money from the company in a complicated scheme dating back more than a year.

The owner of Simon Roofing, 70 Karago Ave., reported to police Monday that an employee filed 72 fictitious invoices for services from June 1, 2013, through Sept. 1, 2014, through a company he set up to process the claims.

James Simon told police the company hired the suspect in June 2012. The suspect’s job was to update all the company’s computer systems, and he could hire subcontractors to provide computer programming and network services, according to the police report.

Questions arose about payments made to a company for computer services after a routine internal financial analysis, the owner said.

The company hired for computer services is registered with the Ohio Secretary of State under the name of the suspect’s son.

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