January 18, 2022

Former Cummins employee gets 5 years for defrauding company of nearly $5 million


(Courtesy of Cummins)

(Courtesy of Cummins)

A former Cummins, Inc., employee has been sentenced to 63 months in federal prison for defrauding the company of nearly $5 million.

David Hudson of Columbus, Ohio, pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud in 2020 after he was caught using his position to steal over $4.8 million over the course of nine years. He was sentenced earlier this month in federal court in the Eastern District of Michigan.

Hudson worked for Cummins Bridgeway, LLC in New Hudson, Mich., from 2003 to 2014, when it was acquired by Columbus-based Cummins, Inc. Hudson oversaw a profit-sharing entity of the two companies. 

According to a news release from the Eastern District, Hudson wrote over $4.8 million in checks to himself between 2008 and 2017. He used the funds to purchase a Cadillac, designer clothes, watches, cigars and rare wines.

In addition to his sentence, Hudson has been ordered to pay back the full amount.

Cummins did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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