Three former Boucher & James executives arrested for defrauding Pennsylvania municipalities

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Three former Boucher & James, Inc. executives were arrested for defrauding more than 100 entities including municipalities in Pennsylvania, according to the state’s Attorney General Josh Shapiro.

 

Boucher & James is based in Pennsylvania. It provides services in land planning, civil engineering, landscape architecture, surveying, and building code compliance to more than 30 municipalities.

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Attorney General Shapiro said the three defendants in custody include former Boucher & James owner and Board member, Ross Boucher and former managing directors Mark Eisold and David Jones.

 

Boucher, Jones, and Eisold allegedly repeatedly billed municipalities and other clients for fictitious times and covered up their fraudulent scheme between 2009 and 2018.

 

In a statement, Attorney General Shapiro said, “These company executives took advantage of their municipal clients’ trust by routinely overbilling for work that never happened.”

 

“Let’s be clear about what this means: when you bill for [the] time that you didn’t work, you are stealing — and these former Boucher & James executives will be held accountable for their crimes,” he added.

 

Boucher, Jones, and Eisold have been charged with theft by deception, theft by receiving stolen property, deceptive business practices, corrupt organizations, and conspiracy.