Dracut Man Charged With Larceny, Tax Evasion In Alleged Million-Dollar Scam
May 09, 2017 05:08AM
By Bill Gilman
Middlesex District Attorney
A Dracut man is facing multiple felony charges for larceny and tax evasion, for allegedly using his position with a Woburn behavioral health management company to engage in a computer equipment scam.
Robert Gantz, 47, was indicted back in March by a Middlesex County Grand Jury on five counts of larceny over $250, five counts of tax evasion and one count of making a false entry in company books.
According to an article published by the Lowell Sun, Gantz was vice president in charge of information technology operations at Beacon Health Options from 2010-2015. During that time, investigators say he purchased numerous computer switches on behalf of the company, at an estimated cost of $10,000 each.
Not only did the company not need the switches, but Gantz allegedly sold the equipment online to third-party wholesalers. In all, according to the article, Gantz is alleged to have pocketed more than $1 million from the scam.
Appearing in Middlesex Superior Court on April 26, Gantz was ordered held on $10,000 cash bail because he had defaulted on two prior court appearances.
Gantz is a familiar face in Dracut, having been involved in several youth sports organizations. He served as president of Dracut Youth Football in 2008 but has not been involved with DYF for several years.