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Ex-employee ordered to repay $60K to aerospace company

By Annie Knox, KSL | Posted - Mar 22nd, 2019 @ 8:08pm

SALT LAKE CITY — A former engineer at a Utah aerospace manufacturing company has been ordered to repay about $60,000 after pleading guilty to a pattern of unlawful activity during his time there.

Adam Beyer Corliss, 40, admitted to the charge, a second-degree felony, in January as part of an agreement with prosecutors. In exchange, 10 counts of communications fraud, also a second-degree felony, were dismissed.

The company he worked for, Orbital ATK, was acquired by Northrop Grumman last year.

Third District Judge Heather Brereton last month ordered Corliss to 18 months of probation and 100 hours of community service, court records show. The judge also ordered him to pay about $60,000 in restitution.

Investigators said Corliss ran an employee benefits program that provided discount ski passes and other items, but he created false invoices. They alleged he did not ultimately buy the passes even though the company gave him roughly $40,000 to cover the cost.

Corliss has no prior criminal history in Utah, according to a search of court records.

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