A Pacific glaze contractor is being investigated after he was caught red-handed trying to steal more than $9.2 million in subcontract money.
The incident was first reported by The Oregonian/OregonLive, a local news outlet that is owned by the Associated Press.
It was first discovered on Feb. 3 when a subcontractor who was working on a project at the Pacific Glazing Corporation was alerted to a suspicious transaction.
According to the AP, the contractor discovered that the company had paid $7,200 in subcontract fees to a subcontractors firm.
He then went to the subcontractors house, where he discovered $1,000,000 had disappeared.
The contractor then contacted the company and was told that they were required to return the money within 72 hours, according to the report.
When the contractor asked for the missing money, he was told it was being returned within 24 hours.
However, he didn’t get that answer.
Instead, the subcontractor allegedly went to another company and got a $1.3 million invoice, which was not returned.
The contractor then alerted the owner of the company, which is also owned by AP.
The owner called the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI), which contacted the FBI.BOLIS is a division of the U.S. Department of Labor that investigates workplace fraud and misconduct.
The agency has been tasked with investigating alleged labor violations, including workplace accidents, injuries, wage theft, and sexual harassment.
It is also responsible for investigating violations of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act.
The BOLI said in a statement that it will cooperate with law enforcement officials as they investigate the matter.
Pacific Glaze Corporation issued a statement saying it is cooperating with the investigation and will “continue to work with the Oregonian to ensure the best interests of our employees are protected.”
The Pacific Glazed Corporation is located at 2350 NE 29th Ave, Portland, OR 97232.