QVC, the West Chester-based home shopping network, recently disconnected one of its directors after an alleged shopping spree that racked up more than $1 million in fraudulent expenses, according to a Philadelphia Business Journal report by Jeff Blumenthal.
James D. Falkowski has been charged by federal prosecutors with 11 counts of wire fraud, 11 counts of mail fraud, and one count of conspiracy, the article explained.
The alleged fraud covers luxury travel and personal expenses charged to QVC through fraudulent invoices from outside PR agencies and direct reimbursement requests, some of which double-dipped on the same expenses.
“At QVC, we take allegations of unethical or unlawful business conduct on the part of our employees and our business partners very seriously. In addition to conducting a thorough investigation into this matter, we have been cooperating fully with authorities,” the company announced.
Falkowski and lawyer Chad Curlette are reviewing the indictment.
“Jamie Falkowski is a standout marketing professional who was highly regarded at QVC. We look forward to getting to the truth of the matter,” Curlette said.