Former GlasWeld President Mike Boyle Indicted for Alleged Theft of Company’s Customer List, Identity Theft
March 15, 2011

Mike Boyle

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."

Boyle left 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 GlasWeld—nor any of the company's employees or employees' family members.

At press time, attempts to reach the defendants for comment had been unsuccessful.


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