Employees of Tyson Foods, Sam’s Club indicted

Posted: March 9, 2012 at 4:29 p.m.

— A federal grand jury has handed up indictments against employees of Sam’s Club and Tyson Foods Inc., saying the men schemed to defraud their employers.

Four men were charged in two separate indictments in January but the charges had been under seal. All have since pleaded not guilty.

A two-count fraud and conspiracy indictment against Sam’s Club buyers Mark Hoffman and David Workman says the men set up a dummy corporation to receive kickbacks. Sam’s Club is Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s warehouse store division.

Tyson Foods Inc. employee Roger D Turney and construction company owner Bobby D. Griffith face five counts for allegedly rigging bids for engineering work for the company and submitting false invoices. Griffith owns B & W Millwrights in Clarksville.

The indictments were first reported by Arkansas Business.