One of Apple’s former employee engaged in the company’s supply chain and responsible for completing order purchases and billing them back to Apple has been accused by US authorities of defrauding the tech giant of more than $10 million, Reuters reports.
In court records reviewed by Reuters in San Jose, California, Dhirendra Prasad, a former Apple supply chain employee, is facing five felony charges of exploiting his position as a buyer in Apple’s worldwide service supply chain to force Apple to pay for things and services that it never got.
Apple let Prasad go in December 2018, after he had been with the firm for almost 10 years. According to court documents, Prasad is also suspected of tax evasion and is facing counts of wire and mail fraud as well as money laundering. However, the date of his hearing is slated for March 24.