United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Hudson man convicted of Wire Fraud was sentenced Sept. 29 by U.S. District Judge Lawrence L. Piersol.

Christopher Day, age 31, was sentenced to five years of probation, restitution in the amount of $319,041.86 to Pedersen Machine, Inc., and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Day was indicted by a federal grand jury Feb. 4. He pled guilty June 17.

The conviction stemmed from incidents starting in 2015 until 2019, when Day, who was employed by Pedersen, engaged in a scheme to steal tractor parts belonging to his employer, and selling them online.

Day would order the parts for himself but would not pay for them. Instead, he would make it appear that the parts were ordered on behalf of Pedersen customers. When the parts arrived, he would take the parts home and cancelled the orders on Pedersen’s computer system so the legitimate customer did not receive an invoice. He would then sell the parts online from his home and convert the profits to his own use.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Division of Criminal Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey C. Clapper prosecuted the case.