An Oklahoma business owner was sentenced Friday for her role in a conspiracy to defraud Kansas City based JE Dunn Construction.
Debi K. Jordan was sentenced to probation in U.S. District Court in Kansas City where she pleaded guilty last year to mail fraud.
She was ordered to serve 30 days in custody as a condition of probation and to make restitution of $348,450.
Jordan, 53, owned two job recruitment businesses and conspired with a job recruiter for JE Dunn.
Her companies were paid by JE Dunn for finding employees who would be hired by the company.
But as part of the fraud scheme, they took money from JE Dunn for employees who ended up not being hired or were paid inflated amounts for the services they provided.
According to her plea agreement, Jordan’s illegal activity resulted in a loss of about $348,450 to JE Dunn. She received about $158,000 that she not entitled to, according to the agreement.
The former Dunn employee, John L. Kirwin, has also pleaded guilty and is scheduled to be sentenced in April.