Philly Employee Faces 100 Years in Prison For $1.37 Million Ink and Toner Scam

According to U.S. Attorney Zane David Memeger, FBI Special Agent-in-Charge Edward Hanko and Philadelphia Inspector General Amy Kurland, Philadelphia resident Calvin Duncan will face a maximum sentence of 100 years in prison for selling and shipping ink and toner cartridges to his alleged co-conspirators.

Memeger, Hanko and Kurland said Calvin Duncan, a 61-year-old former mail-room clerk for the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD), was in charge of purchasing supplies for PWD’S administrative offices. Duncan ordered ink and toner cartridges which cost nearly $1.37 million between Jan. 1, 2006 and Jan. 5, 2012. Although Duncan claimed the cartridges were for PWD employees’ use, he sold them for a little more than $545,400. In addition, the products were shipped to Derek and Danita Willis, Duncan’s alleged co-conspirators who own Laser Cartridge Plus in Russellville, Arkansas, and are also on trial.

Memeger, Hanko and Kurland said Duncan is scheduled to be sentenced on November 20, 2013. He will face a maximum sentence of 100 years in prison, and pay a restitution of $1,368,091.19 plus a $500 special assessment.

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