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December 5, 2012

Moore man sentenced in fraud case

NORMAN — Ronald Tead Cawthon Jr., of Moore was sentenced Monday to 27 months in federal prison for mail fraud and failure to file an income tax return for 2008, according to a news release from Sanford C. Coats, United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma. 

The sentence was handed down by Chief United States District Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange.

Cawthon was employed as vice president of S&S Promotions, a sign printing business in south Oklahoma City. From 2006 to 2011, Cawthon issued checks on the business accounts made payable to himself or his personal creditors. The checks during this time period totaled $155,342.08. In addition, Cawthon failed to file any federal income tax return for 2008 and failed to accurately report his income for 2009 and 2010.

On Aug. 28, Cawthon pled guilty to committing mail fraud and failing to file his 2008 tax return. 

In addition to the 27 month prison term, Miles-LaGrange ordered Cawthon to pay restitution of $155,342.08 to S&S Promotions and to pay $97,419.00 to the Internal Revenue Service for unpaid taxes. 

This case was investigated by the Oklahoma City Economic & Identity Crimes Task Force, which includes IRS Criminal Investigation, United States Secret Service, Oklahoma City Police Department, the United States Postal Inspection Service, Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office, Midwest City Police Department, Moore Police Department, Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office, and the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Tim Ogilvie.  

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