A New York man who worked for a law firm has been convicted of stealing more than $376,000 worth of copy machine toner from his employer. Adrian Rodriguez pleaded guilty to grand larceny in the second degree earlier this week. He will be sentenced in May.
“Theft is theft, whether of cash or office supplies,” said Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance. “In this case, the defendant profited from stealing and reselling hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of copy machine toner. Cases like this one, involving employee abuse, underscore the importance of reviewing company records in the effort to prevent employee theft.”
Rodriguez worked in Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson’s duplicating department for approximately 10 years. Konica Minolta Business Solutions and Ricoh U.S.A. were in charge of providing toner and copy machines to the firm. According to the DA, Rodriguez ordered more than $376,000 worth of toner between October 1, 2010, and December 13, 2012.
He then resold the color ink toner for $15 per box and the black ink toner for $10 per box.
Assistant District Attorney Lauren Littman handled the prosecution of this case.