- Associated Press - Thursday, May 12, 2016

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The owner of a bankrupt payroll firm based in central Pennsylvania has been jailed on charges he stole $5.7 million from his clients.

The state attorney general on Wednesday charged 42-year-old William Sullivan Jr. with theft and fraud charges. He was unable to post $150,000 bail and remained jailed Thursday awaiting a preliminary hearing June 23.

State prosecutors say Sullivan’s Harrisburg-based Net Pay Solutions Inc. processed payrolls for more than 200 businesses around the country.

He was supposed to use the money he allegedly stole to pay the taxes of his clients’ employees, but instead used the money to prop up his business and to pay for personal expenses including vehicles, work on his home, and travel.

Online court records don’t list an attorney for Sullivan.

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