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Men accused of defrauding area business out of more than $1.6M

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Two men are accused of defrauding a Fishers branch of Stanley Black and Decker out of more than $1.6 million.

Derek Bresky, 28, and Dennis Furst, 37, could face 20 years in prison if convicted.

 Bresky is accused of using login information from his subordinates to remotely access the business's accounts system. Police said he told Furst to create invoices for work that was never completed. Bresky then processed those false invoices and deposited money into a business account, according to officials.

The two are accused of using the money to buy several high price items including a 2004 Ferrari 360 Modena, Rolex watches and property in California.

The U.S. Secret Service, Indiana State Police and Stanley Black and Decker's internal audit team worked together in this investigation.

The charges are a part of U.S. Attorney Joe Hogsett's initiative to fight white color crime.

“We’re going after corruption and fraud in all forms – no matter who you are, or where it happens,” said Hogsett in a statement. “Whether it’s betraying the trust of the voters, the taxpayers, Hoosier investors or your employer, our office has the same message for you: we will find you, and you will be held accountable.”

The alleged crimes took place between April and August of this year.

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