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El Dorado Hills man sentenced to prison for embezzling from employer

An El Dorado Hills man who embezzled from his employer has been sentenced to two years and six months in prison.

Jeffrey Lamson, 51, pleaded guilty in August to wire fraud in connection with the embezzlement scheme. He was sentenced Tuesday in Sacramento by U.S. District Judge John A. Mendez, according to a U.S. Attorney’s Office news release.

Court documents indicate that from at least 2009 through 2011, Lamson embezzled more than $400,000 from a company in Placer and Sacramento counties while he served as its controller. Lamson used company funds to make unauthorized payments to himself and others, and to a fictitious vendor, controlled by Lamson, for services that were never performed.

Lamson was ordered to pay more than $400,000 in restitution.

The case resulted from an investigation by the Internal Revenue Service and its Financial Crimes Task Force.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy