OCALA, FL – The latest in the case against Mark Alan Andrews, the former ClosetMaid fleet manager accused of stealing more than half a million dollars from the company, is that the defendant pled not guilty to the first-degree charge of organized fraud during the scheduled Jan. 20th arraignment, according to Marion County Clerk records. The court docket indicates a pretrial is set for February.
Andrews, 45, allegedly stole approximately $575,000 from the ClosetMaid Corporation, where he had previously worked for eight years before being terminated for "performance issues" two months prior, according to an Florida Department of Law Enforcement report.
A six-week investigation found Andrews made cash withdrawals from company credit cards designated exclusively for fuel purchases. Law enforcement officials found Andrews was the only person with access to all the cards, and received the monthly invoices before sending them to the finance department for payment.