George C. Tindall, 60, of Elk Grove Village, has been charged with felony wire fraud for duping an undisclosed Northbrook corporation for more than $716,00, according to the FBI.
Tindall's company, Carrier Cost Management Inc., was hired by the Northbrook corporation to save them $1.7 million in wireless costs, and he claimed to do so by negotiating with Verizon Wireless, AT&T and T-Mobile to obtain “retention credits” for discounted service with the intent of retaining their business, according to the FBI.
Tindall earned a 40 percent commission, or $716,534, over a two-year period, according to the report.
However, the phone companies Tindall claimed to negotiate with denied working with him, to FBI agents, and denied having “retention credit” programs, according to the FBI.
If convicted of the charge filed against him, Tindall faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison. He also faces a maximum fine of $250,000.
The public is reminded that a complaint is not evidence of guilt and that defendants in a criminal case are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
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