Business email compromise scam costs area manufacturer over $190,000

A Washington County manufacturer is the victim of a common email scam which cost the company over $190,000, according to a criminal complaint. In April 2022, an unknown suspect used a business email compromise (BEC) scam against a precision-machined plastic parts manufacturer located within Washington County. The manufacturer is not named in the federal complaint

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Ashley covers startups, technology and manufacturing for BizTimes. She was previously the managing editor of the News Graphic and Washington County Daily News. In past reporting roles, covering education at The Waukesha Freeman, she received several WNA awards. She is a UWM graduate. In her free time, Ashley enjoys watching independent films, tackling a new recipe in the kitchen and reading a good book.

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