Former GlasWeld President Mike Boyle Indicted for Alleged Theft of Company’s Customer List, Identity Theft
March 15, 2011
Former GlasWeld president Mike Boyle has been indicted in an Oregon
court for alleged theft of GlasWeld's customer list. The criminal
indictment, issued in mid-February, was accompanied by the indictments
of Mary Ellen Mart and Shawn Mart, also former GlasWeld employees,
who have been charged with theft as well.
The State of Oregon, which brought the indictments
forth, allege that Boyle "did unlawfully and knowingly access
any computer, computer system, computer network or any part thereof
for the purpose of committing theft (customer list)," and that
he did so on January 16 and 17, 2010.
The state goes on to allege that Boyle "did unlawfully with
the intent to deceive or defraud, convert to defendant's own use
the personal identification of another person, to wit: Lori Patch."
These actions also are alleged to have taken place on January 16-17,
2010. Patch serves as marketing manager for GlasWeld.
Mary Mart, a former GlasWeld salesperson, is charged with thirteen
counts of theft that is alleged to have taken place between March
2009 and January 27, 2010. The state claims Mart stole varying amounts
of money from the company but does not offer specifics on the crime;
the values of each incident range from $100 to $1,000, according
to the February 16 indictment. In addition, in a separate indictment
that also lists Shawn Mart, Mary Mart also is charged with aggravated
theft, and is accused of "the intent to deprive said owner
of property and the value of the property in a single or aggregate
transaction $10,000 or more."
Shawn Mart, who served as director of restoration services for
the company, is charged with one count of theft in the amount of
$1,000 or more.
GlasWeld general manager Dennis Garbutt declined to comment on
the details of the case, citing the ongoing criminal investigation.
"We're disappointed and we gave it over to the authorities
to do the investigation and they drew these conclusions," says
Garbutt. "We found irregularities within our business and tracked
them back to actions by Mike Boyle and by Mary Mart. Those actions
seemed serious enough that we called the Bend police department
and they came in and got the evidence they needed and the district
attorney agreed with the police department's findings, and a grand
jury brought these indictments."
GlasWeld in August 2009. Garbutt says both the Marts resigned
from the company on February 1, 2010, as the company had begun an
investigation at that time.
Both Boyle and Mary Mart are scheduled to issue pleas during a
hearing on April 4. (glassBYTEs.com has not yet obtained information
on Shawn Mart's plea hearing.) Both Boyle and Mary Mart have been
released, with the condition that they may not contact GlasWeldnor
any of the company's employees or employees' family members.
At press time, attempts to reach the defendants for comment had
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