The Los Angeles Unified School District was scammed out of $3.1 million by one contractor, according to L.A.’s District Attorney’s Office.
The Patch.com reports the president of Plumbing and Industrial Supply Inc., Karl Hauser, submitted hundreds of bogus invoices between 2002 and 2006.
Hauser was sentenced Tuesday and will spend less than two months in jail.
John Paul Chapman, an accomplice who worked for Hauser, pleaded no contest to felony embezzlement and will serve only 400 hours of community service and five years of probation.
An unnamed employee of the school district was compensated for aiding Hauser and Chapman.
That employee has since died.