A former executive at a Charleston-area industrial supplier is now facing charges for a scheme that attempted to defraud a state hospital.
State Law Enforcement Division officials say 32-year-old Brett May of James Island was charged Friday with forgery and breach of trust after he used credit cards at his employer Fastenal to buy more than $24,000 in personal items, which ranged from concrete to fishing gear. An affidavit said May then created false invoices that illegally billed the Medical University of South Carolina for those purchases.
Agents with the State Law Enforcement Division say May helped three MUSC employees to buy roofing materials, GPS equipment, Lowe’s gift cards, and other items for their personal use. May then created $21,000 in fake invoices for his company Fastenal, and submitted them to MUSC for payment. SLED investigators said May signed a written statement after his arrest that admitted to the wrongdoing.
He faces up to 10 years in prison, plus fines.
The three MUSC employees 51-year-old Mike Bolen, of Holly Hill, 34-year-old Ryan Hawk, of Summerville and 38-year-old David Alan Jackson, of Goose Creek. Bolen and Jackson were charged with forgery and breach of trust, while Hawk was charged with forgery and obtaining property under false pretenses.