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Fenton man indicted on fraud charges

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ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – A 51-year-old Fenton man is facing mail fraud charges in connection with a fraud and embezzlement scheme over a three-year period, U.S. Attorney Richard Callahan said.

According to the indictment, which was handed down Wednesday, Charles Hicks submitted phony invoices to his employers, RockTenn and MarChem, for equipment and services that were not delivered. The invoices were made payable to a pair of shell companies which Hicks created and controlled.

If convicted, Hicks faces up to 20 years in prison, a fine of $250,000, and mandatory restitution.