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Mail fraud conviction for Turlock resident
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A Turlock man accused of stealing more than $400,000 from his employer, pleaded guilty Monday to multiple counts of mail fraud.

Mark George Jankowski, 51, pleaded guilty in federal court to six counts of mail fraud for embezzling from his former employer, Ruiz Foods.

According to court documents, from December 2004 to July 2010, Jankowski, as marketing director of Ruiz Foods, embezzled approximately $448,366 from Ruiz Foods. He did this by creating invoices from false sales and marketing vendors billing Ruiz for supposed services performed. Jankowski then authorized the payment to these false vendors. The checks were either mailed to the vendors to addresses provided by Jankowski or were hand delivered to him.

Jankowski is scheduled to be sentenced on Aug. 6.