Although it’s got nothing on a Lucy, this Star Tribune produced piece regarding an illegal “ticket-order scheme” is still pretty damn juicy:
According to the article, the feds have officially charged Brent A. Holck, a former U of M employee, “with wire fraud in connection with the siphoning of money from April 2012 to January 2017.”
During his tenure as the school’s ticketing director, evidence overwhelmingly indicates that Holck would locate completed sales (for events that already took place), delete said sale, and have the corresponding refunds “issued to accounts under his control.“
In addition to that deviant maneuver, the criminal complaint also outlines how the 37 year-old would often issue tickets to his personal or business acquaintances. Upon receiving the tickets, Holck’s contacts would sell them, and give the majority of the proceeds back to bad boy Brent.
After allegedly beginning way back in 2011, the final buzzer sounded on the Maple Grove resident’s scheme in February, 2017.
That is when the “university’s office of internal audit discovered discrepancies in ticket transaction records,” and Holck was subsequently shit-canned.
Unfortunately, for those of us craving the finer financial details of this white-collar crime, as you can see, there’s not much information available:
Brent Holck is currently being represented by the above referenced Peter Wold.
According to Wold, a Minneapolis-based attorney, his client “intends to plead guilty and is working toward making restitution.”
In an attempt to acquire additional comment/information, I tried, to no avail, contacting Mr. Wold.
In the event that I hear from him, this article will be updated accordingly.
Have a good one! Stay out of trouble!