Man arrested on theft charges over alleged $30 million homekeeping fraud.
A federal grand jury indicted a former housekeeper for a multi-million-dollar home cleaning fraud, according to court documents released Thursday.
Christopher C. Wier, 51, of Port St. Lucie, Fla., was arrested Friday on charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, wire fraud and theft from a federal financial institution, according an arrest warrant affidavit.
The charges stem from an investigation by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Wieber allegedly defrauded a number of housekeeping companies and other individuals over the past 15 years.
Wier allegedly stole nearly $30.3 million in fraudulent earnings from a Florida company in 2014 and 2015, according the affidavit.
The fraud occurred when Wier allegedly transferred money to his wife from a company in Texas, according prosecutors.
The company he allegedly defrauded, a Florida-based company called Greenpoint Management Inc., also pleaded guilty to charges in 2014, according in the affidavit, which is still under seal.
Greenpoint Management, a subsidiary of Greenpoint Property Management, was charged with wire fraud in February 2016.
It has pleaded guilty and will pay a $5.5 million fine.
In addition to stealing money from the company, Wier also allegedly used his wife’s bank account to buy real estate, a home, a car and a boat.
He also used his family’s 401(k) account to purchase items, including a house, the affidavit said.
He was arrested by federal agents in the Miami area after a two-month investigation.