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Former QVC director from Buffalo accused in $1 million fraud scheme

A Buffalo native who worked as a director at QVC is accused of stealing more than $1 million from the company in a fraud scheme that funded his luxury lifestyle, according to an indictment unsealed earlier this month by federal prosecutors in Philadelphia.

James D. "Jamie" Falkowski, 42, worked for QVC from 2008 until 2013, when he was fired, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

The indictment alleges Falkowski received fraudulent payments from QVC for hundreds of thousands of dollars in personal expenses, including first-class travel, spa treatments and high-end restaurants.

Prosecutors say Falkowski also entered into a kickback arrangement with two QVC vendors, who paid Falkowski about $240,000.

Falkowski is charged with 11 counts of wire fraud, 11 counts of mail fraud and one count of conspiracy, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. His lawyer told the Inquirer he was reviewing the indictment and he looked forward to answering the charges.

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