A former truck driver from Las Vegas, Johnny Bradford II, has been sentenced to supervised release, including six months of house arrest, for wire fraud resulting in a loss of over $112,000 to the transportation company he worked for.
The scheme: Bradford, in league with co-defendant Amy Shepherd, exploited Roadrunner Temperature Controlled's use of Electronic Funds Source (EFS) to generate fraudulent cash advances meant for legitimate business expenses such as repairs and trailer services.
The operation: Shepherd, working in management, crafted fake EFS check codes over a period of 16 months, which Bradford then cashed at vendors. Portions of the money were transferred back to Shepherd, with one particular incident involving $826.64 on June 9, 2019.
The fallout: The duo's actions led to a significant financial hit to Roadrunner, culminating in restitution amounting to $112,257.80, for which both defendants are now responsible.
Background: Roadrunner Temperature Controlled was part of Roadrunner Transportation Systems, headquartered in Sarpy County, Nebraska, before its sale in 2020 to Laurel Oak Capital Partners.
- Bradford, who faced up to 20 years for his part, was granted a sentence below the guideline range due to his role being considered lesser in comparison to Shepherd's.
- Amy Shepherd has already been sentenced to 18 months in prison for her part in the wire fraud scheme.