PITTSBURGH (AP) – A man has pleaded guilty to stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from his former company by submitting invoices from a phony company.

Forty-five-year-old Peter Kalemon of Aliquippa pleaded guilty Monday in federal court to five counts of mail fraud in the theft of almost $360,000 from Matthews International Corp.

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Authorities said Kalemon was hired in 2007 as traffic manager and had approval of invoices as part of his duties.

Prosecutors said he submitted 126 invoices from a bogus firm he created called Alltrans Logistics with a post office box in Wheeling, W.Va. that prompted the company to pay him about $359,000 over three years.

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Authorities said the scheme was discovered in April 2013, when the company fired him. Sentencing is scheduled Jan. 14.

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