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CHARLESTON, WV -

A Wayne County man who defrauded a Huntington business out of more than $10,000 in supplies will serve five years probation. Shawn Osburn, 44, pleaded guilty in April 2013 to wire fraud according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Osburn, worked for Justice Glass and Supply Company, a residential window supplier. He prepared and submitted false work orders for supplies between 2008 and October 2010. The work orders, which contained false information, were submitted to suppliers. After the products were shipped to Justice Glass, Osburn stole the items and later sold them for cash. The stolen materials totaled at least $13,000. The judge ordered Osburn to pay the money back with interest.

This case was brought as part of the United States Attorney's Office's initiative to prosecute crimes against small businesses. It launched in September 2010, in an effort to protect small businesses and nonprofit agencies from fraud and abuse.

The Crimes Against Small Business Initiative works with the business community, along with state and local law enforcement officials, to ensure that fraud, embezzlement, scams and other crimes targeting small businesses are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.