Couple Convicted of Defrauding Best Buy
A couple has been found guilty of defrauding Best Buy Corporation of more than $40 million. The company, based in Richfield, purchased computer repair parts from Russell and Abby Cole of Illinois. A federal jury agreed that the couple overbilled Best Buy over a 4-year period and also paid cash and gifts to a former Best Buy insider to conceal the scheme. The Coles face a maximum of 20 years in prison.