Aaron B. Wisenbarger, 37, has pleaded not guilty to allegedly stealing $1.56 million from Safelite AutoGlass during his time as an accounts payable assistant manager with the company.
His bail was set at $20,000 by the Franklin County, Ohio, court and bond has been posted. Wisenbarger was required to surrender his passport.
The former employee has been indicted on one count of theft, one count of telecommunications fraud and one count of tampering with records, according to local county prosecutor Ron O’Brien.
“It is alleged that between 2006 to 2014, Wisenbarger faked invoices, had checks and many direct deposits into his personal account, and changed records to make it look like legitimate vendors were paid,” according to O’Brien. “Wisenbarger’s bank records show the money going into his account matched the fake invoices.”
In total, it is alleged that Wisenbarger took more than $1.56 million from the company.
“If found guilty on these charges, this former assistant manager faces a potential incarceration of 20 years,” says O’Brien.
According to Wisenbarger’s public LinkedIn account, he joined Safelite in 1998 and served as an accounts payable supervisor. From May 2007 to February 2015, he was an accounts payable assistant manager. Melina Metzger, Safelite’s public relations manager, confirmed he was with the company from 1998 to February 2015. It appears his LinkedIn account has since been removed.