Former Law Firm Employee Accused of Stealing Massive Quantities of Copy Machine Toner
A former employee of the law firm Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson has been charged with stealing more than $376,000 worth of copy machine ink from the firm. The alleged theft took place over a two-year period.
The Manhattan district attorney's office, which announced the indictment, released a press release regarding this, in which it quoted DA Cyrus Vance saying "It may surprise many New Yorkers to learn that there is a black market for office supplies,".
The DA further added, "This defendant didn't just take a box of Post-it Notes out of the office supply closet – he is charged with making an illegal business out stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars of worth copy machine toner."
The employee, 39-year old Adrian Rodriguez, had been working at the firm for 10 years and is alleged to have committed the crime between October 2010 to December 2012. Rodriguez is charged with two counts of Grand Larceny in the Second Degree.
Rodriguez is accused of ordering excess copy machine toner worth $376,000 which he is then alleged to have resold for $10 per box for the black ink toner and $15 per box for the color ink toner.