Almost a month after pleading guilty to theft and tampering, the State of Ohio has issued its sentencing in the case against Aaron B. Wisenbarger.
The 37-year-old former Safelite AutoGlass accounts payable assistant manager was given a seven-year sentence for the first-degree felony charge of theft and an additional nine-month sentence for tampering.
He was indicted for allegedly stealing $1.6 million from his former company during his time there.
“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 local county prosecutor Ron O’Brien. “Wisenbarger’s bank records show the money going into his account matched the fake invoices.”
The sentencing is significantly less than the 20 years O’Brien said he could have faced.
Upon his release, he will be on probation for five years.
Wisenbarger had initially pled not guilty.