Tampa man pleads guilty in fraud case

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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A man accused of embezzling millions from his wife's employer has pleaded guilty to one count of mail fraud in Tampa federal court.

Guy faces a maximum sentence of five years after agreeing Tuesday to a plea deal. The Tampa Tribune (http://bit.ly/XzGYvN ) reports 41-year-old Kevin Guy encouraged his wife to forge signature of her supervisors at HSBC Finance Corp. Michelle Guy then ordered $2.2 million in gift cards and checks between 2007 and 2011. Authorities say Michelle Guy worked in various "administrative and service positions" for HSBC.

The company offered incentives for employees, including "HSBC cash," vouchers, gift cards and checks. She's expected to enter a plea deal soon. According to documents, the couple went on shopping sprees, put down a down payment on a Mercedes-Benz and renovated their home.

___ Information from: The Tampa (Fla.) Tribune, http://www.tampatrib.com

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