A man deceived his family for a decade as he allegedly used money from the family construction business to pay his credit card bills.
He took about $1.1 million over those 10 years, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner said in a news statement Wednesday.
A grand jury indicted Pat L. Christopher, 67, of Hammonton, on counts of first-degree money laundering, theft and failure to pay income tax on those ill-gotten gains, Tyner said.
Christopher, the president and co-owner of Christopher Construction LLC in Hammonton, would allegedly present the personal transactions as business expenses paid by the company account. The case was investigated by the ACPO Financial Crimes Unit.
He is also charged with not reporting the additional income from the company on tax returns over five years.
If convicted, Christopher faces 10 to 20 years on each first-degree charge.
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