Former GameStop vice president pleads guilty to near $2 million fraud
Chris Olivera, former GameStop vice president of corporate communications, has pleaded guilty to fraud and the theft of $1.97 million from the retailer.
According to court documents, Olivera created a fake company called Cloud Communications LLC, along with a fake representative, and then regularly billed GameStop for $40,500 – part of his job was to oversee invoices for the retailer. Olivera continued the fake billing from 2009 until 2011, at which point he was caught out.
Gamestop has told Kotaku that Olivera was “terminated last year” and that the company has “fully and completely cooperated with the government’s investigation.”