Sandusky family indicted for skimming $1.8M from their own restaurants

A Sandusky family of five has been charged with skimming more than $1.8 million from three restaurants they own in northwest Ohio.

According to the northern Ohio U.S. Attorney's office, 52-year-old Haralambos Gonos; 28-year-old Andreas Gonos; 31-year-old Chris Gonos; 30-year-old Kryiakos Gonos; and 52-year-old Sofia Skoura are charged with three counts of fraud.

Count one of the indictment accuses Haralambos, Andreas, Chris and Kryiakos Gonos with taking large amounts of cash from Dianna's Deli, Dianna's and The Depot between 2007 and 2009 and then making multiple deposits of cash just under $10,000 to evade filing a currency transaction report.

Count two charges Haralambos and an unindicted co-conspirator with skimming transactions to evade filing receipts between March 2010 and November 2011. Gonos reportedly purchased a Mercedes and Porsche using combinations of cash and multiple cashier's checks, according to the indictment.

Count three charges Haralambos and Sofia Skoura with conspiring to engage in bulk cash smuggling in an attempt to take money out of the country on January 31, 2013. According to the indictment, they are accused of attempting to take $14,700 to Greece, where they maintain a residence.