Contractor accused of skipping employee retirement payments

Janesville man faces federal charges
Contractor accused of skipping employee retirement payments

A Janesville contractor is accused of lying about deducting funds from employees’ paychecks for a retirement fund.

A federal grand jury indicted Christopher C. Fields, 41, on five counts of mail fraud.

Fields owns and operates a residential and commercial construction company named F.J. Lincoln that was working as a subcontractor on a federal project for City Row Townhouse Apartments in Madison.

The indictment states that from February 2010 through March 2012, Fields deducted $336,261 from his employees’ wages but these deductions were never paid to the employees or deposited into the retirement plan.

If convicted, Fields faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison on each count.

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