An Augusta couple was indicted Wednesday on federal charges of stealing more than $1.5 million from assisted living centers by creating fictitious technology companies.
Brent A. Shryock, 43, and his wife, Lori A. Shryock, 50, were charged with four counts of mail fraud in a case involving theft from Presbyterian Manor of Mid-America, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.
One of the four fictitious companies’ names was LGR Technology, which stood for Let’s Get Rich Technology, according to a court document.
The crimes allegedly began in November 2007 and continued for six years, the document said.
As Presbyterian Manor’s information systems director, Brent Shryock was in charge of all computers, telephones, video information and electronic equipment, including the purchase of equipment.
The Shryocks allegedly used the fake companies to submit fraudulent invoices to Presbyterian Manor of Mid-America and its subsidiaries. The Wichita-based company has assisted living centers in Kansas and Missouri.
In other indictments handed down Wednesday: