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Meridian man sentenced on various fraud, money laundering charges

Wold was sentenced to 41 months of prison
Wold was sentenced to 41 months of prison(AP GraphicsBank)
Published: Dec. 3, 2021 at 12:04 PM MST
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MERIDIAN, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — A Meridian man has been sentenced to 41 months in federal prison for payroll and COVID-19 testing schemes, including taking money from his employer and depositing it into his personal bank account

49-year-old Douglas Wold worked as a human resources manager for Fry Foods in Ontario, Oregon. According to the plea agreement, Wold executed two schemes including committing mail fraud with respect to a COVID-19 testing program at Fry Foods’ Weiser location in May 2020.

Wold deposited COVID-19 testing funds into his bank account and did not pay the health care provider that actually conducted the testing.

He used the funds to purchase a speedboat and trailer, which the government has since recovered. Wold has been ordered to serve three years of supervised release following his prison sentence.

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