Former Tesla employee indicted in $9.3 million embezzlement scheme

A former Tesla Inc. employee was indicted on Thursday for allegedly stealing $9.3 million from the company by falsifying financial documents to divert payments from one supplier to another.

Salil Parulekar, 32, formerly of San Jose, worked inside Tesla’s Global Supply Management group in 2016 and 2017, when he allegedly hatched a plan to send money owed to Taiwan-based auto parts supplier Hota Industrial Manufacturing to a different supplier, Germany’s Schwäbische Hüttenwerke GmbH, the U.S.…