The panel concluded FaulknerUSA forged UFI Vice President Rodney Adams' initials on the "new subcontract," which it then used to fire UFI.
"The maliciousness continued even after termination with the seizure, use and relabeling of UFI's
property without compensation," the panel wrote.
It concluded FaulknerUSA
was unable to account for more than $163,000 of UFI's equipment and materials.
company was unaware of the fraudulent document until it was attached to FaulknerUSA's arbitration demand.
Later, when FaulknerUSA
, it maintained the document, including Adams'
forged initials and the substituted two-page schedule, was the actual contract.
Blamed for delays, UFI was hamstrung by the slow progress of another company, U.S. Structural Concrete Inc., which also was working on the forming on the structure.
Just days after FaulknerUSA
company received the demand for arbitration, Adams
Attached was the forged contract.
couldn't believe it.
routinely scans and saves copies, in a fireproof safe, of every version of UFI's
When the new version arrived, he
went to the safe and found the original.
is focused on the civil matter and that he
wasn't aware that it could file a criminal complaint.