Sentencing set in Viking Range theft case

By The Associated Press

A former Viking Range Corp. employee is scheduled for sentencing March 24 on a federal conspiracy charge related to the fraudulent use of a company credit card.

Prosecutors say Vivek Sharma was an employee of the company’s information technology department when he conspired with others to use company credit cards for $80,000 in fraudulent purchases between January 2006 and September 2007.

Shamra and the co-conpirators are accused of buying clothes, computers, books, televisions, jewelry and other items, according court documents from June.

Sharma pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy in June. U.S. Judge Glen H. Davidson is scheduled to sentence him in federal court in Aberdeen.