Aliquippa man indicted on mail fraud charges

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An Aliquippa man was indicted Tuesday on charges of mail fraud and accused of using fraudulent invoices to get hundreds of thousands of dollars from his then-employer, North Shore-based Matthews International Corp.

Peter A. Kalemon, 45, created in 2002 a business based in Wheeling, W.Va., called Alltrans Logistics, according to the indictment against him. In 2007, he joined Matthews International, working as a traffic manager.

Starting in 2010, he caused Alltrans to submit 126 fraudulent shipping invoices and documentation to Matthews, and as a result, Matthews sent 81 checks totaling $359,389 to Alltrans’ Wheeling address, according to the indictment.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and prosecuted by assistant U.S. attorney Leo M. Dillon. Mr. Kalemon could not be reached Thursday, and no attorney has entered an appearance on his behalf.


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