When Office Furniture Dealers Go Bad


We’ve looked at a lot of office furniture scandals involving government customers over the last couple of years. But sometimes, it’s the dealer and not the consumer who strays from the straight and narrow path. The CEO of the Office Furniture Depot in Lakeland, Florida just busted an employee in charge of Accounting for allegedly stealing more than 100 grand from the company since 2005.

According to an investigator assigned to look into the case, the company’s controller, Timothy Butler, had been cooking the books and pilfering money for years. This activity included siphoning off money from cash sales and forging time sheets to pay commissions and bonuses to himself. As of Wednesday, the employee was still in jail. What did the investigator say when he found the culprit? “Looks like the Butler did it!”


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