A Lincoln man has been sentenced to federal prison for trying cheat his employer.
United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that Jay M. Allsman, age 27 of Lincoln, was sentenced to 16 months in prison by United States District Judge John M. Gerrard, for mail fraud.
The sentence also orders Allsman to serve three years of supervised release following his incarceration, and to pay $161,714.32 in restitution.
Allsman, while an employee of a subsidiary corporation of U.S. Cellular in Lincoln, participated in a program provided by U.S. Cellular which would reimburse an employee for undergraduate educational expenses.
The mail fraud charge to which Allsman pled guilty resulted from his use of the United States Postal Service to submit reimbursement requests to U.S. Cellular, which contained materially false statements and representations, such as the number of classes satisfactorily completed, the true cost of the expenses, and signatures of a supervisor which were in fact forged by Allsman.
Allsman was not in the program at the time when the fraudulent requests were submitted.
This case was investigated by the United States Secret Service.