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Woman charged with filing $807,000 in false invoices with IDOT

Woman charged with filing $807,000 in false invoices with IDOT

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SIOUX CITY | An employee of a Sergeant Bluff contractor faces a federal charge of filing fraudulent invoices resulting in more than $807,000 in overcharges to the Iowa Department of Transportation for materials used in a highway project.

An information document filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Sioux City charges Jenna Wilson with one count of making false statements in connection with a highway project.

Wilson filed a notice Thursday that she intends to plead guilty. An arraignment and plea hearing is scheduled for Monday.

According to the information, Wilson worked at K&L Landscape and Construction and altered and falsified invoices from January to July in 2016 that increased the per-unit price of expanded polystyrene fill by $14.60-$16 before the invoices were submitted to the IDOT for payment. The overcharges totaled $807,637.

The polystyrene fill, a lightweight foam used instead of dirt to reduce or eliminate settlement under a roadway, was used in the 2016 reconstruction of the Interstate 29 interchange at Salix.

The court document said that the polystyrene fill was produced and properly invoiced by K&L's supplier, and Wilson falsified the price on more than 51,000 units of the foam fill material.

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