Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - It appears the CBJ is out just under $80,000.
The CBJ staff confirmed in a memo to the Finance Committee of the Assembly that they were the victim of a coordinated and sophisticated wire fraud scheme.
An imposter claimed to be working for SECON Construction. They are a firm under contract to do work for the CBJ. The imposter asked to change the direct deposit information and change the bank account number for payments made to the company. Instead, the payment went to the imposter.
The CBJ sent a payment of over $329,000 before the fraud was discovered. Insurance paid for $250,000, the CBJ said.
The FBI is investigating.