Bradford Woman Sentenced in Sunglasses Scam


A Bradford woman who engaged in a scam to defraud the Maui Jim Sunglasses company, has been sentenced after having pleaded guilty to three counts of Mail Fraud and Three Counts of Wire Fraud in March of this year. Kimberly Hornof of Bradford received a sentence of 1 year and 1 Day in prison followed by three years of Supervised Release. Hornof must also pay $125,472.48 in restitution to Maui Jim. While employed as a lead Frame Repair Trainer, Hornof stole Maui Jim parts from the repair area to make sunglasses, packaged them with a cleaning cloth and warranty card, used her personal FedEx account to create shipping labels, and then shipped them through the Maui Jim mailroom.

She sold the sunglasses to two buyers who then sold the sunglasses on websites. The evidence established that over the 16-month period that Hornof was selling the sunglasses, she received $104,860 from the two buyers. In a later statement to Federal Bureau of Investigation special agents, Hornof said that the individuals did not know that the sunglasses were stolen. Judge Shadid found that she was responsible for selling approximately 2,996 pairs of sunglasses, each valued at $250, for an intended loss of $749,000 to Maui Jim. Per the release from the Department of Justice

Hornof must report for her prison sentence by 2 Pm on September 19th, 2023.

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