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WOBURN — The former general manager of a Harley-Davidson motorcycle dealership in Billerica will spend two years in the House of Correction and pay $769,682 in restitution after pleading guilty to stealing from his former employer.
Michael Sienkiewicz, 47, of Milton, admitted to a scheme in which he required motorcycle buyers at High Octane Harley-Davidson, 220 Boston Road, Billerica, to pay in cash and then pocketed the cash himself.
Prosecutors say Sienkiewicz then covered up his thefts by removing the bikes he sold for cash from the dealership’s computerized inventory.
Prosecutors say the thefts occurred between 2012 and 2014 when Sienkiewicz was the dealership’s general manager. The scheme involved the sale of over 100 motorcycles, according to court filings.
Court filings say Sienkiewicz admitted to the scheme when he was confronted about it, and signed a promissory note and restitution agreement.
Sienkiewicz also used a $10,000 check drawn on the dealership’s accounts to make a downpayment on a Mercedes Benz, according to court filings. Sienkiewicz tried to make it appear the check was for business purposes even though it went toward his personal vehicle, according to court filings.
Sienkiewicz pleaded guilty Wednesday in Middlesex Superior Court to four counts of larceny over $250 and one count each of money laundering and falsifying entries in corporate books, according to court records.
Middlesex Superior Court Judge Helene Kazanjian sentenced to Sienkiewicz to two years in the House of Correction, followed by three years of probation, according to court records.
Kazanjian ordered Sienkiewicz to pay $769,682 in restitution while he is on probation, and to submit annual financial statements to the Probation Department. Kazanjian also ordered Sienkiewicz to notify probation of any changes in his financial situation while he is on probation, according to court records.
Sienkiewicz’s attorneys, Carlos Apostle and Robert Sheketoff, could not immediately be reached for comment.
No one was available to comment when a reporter visited the dealership Wednesday.
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