Monday, June 11, 2012

Louisiana Woman Pleads Guilty To Embezzling At Least $350K From Medical Lab

Linda Deselle, 59, of Alexandria, Louisiana, has pleaded gulity to charges she embezzled at least $350,000 from the now defunct Alexandria Pathology Laboratory where she had been employed as office manager.  Deselle, who was indicted last November on 10 wire fraud counts reached a plea agreement to plead guilty to one count of wire fraud.  As part of the plea agreement, Deselle agreed to make full restitution.  She is believed to have siphoned the funds from the medical lab over a period of several years.

Read the story here and here.

Update (9/12/12): Deselle was sentenced to 27 months in prison for embezzling more than $350,000 over a 4 1/2 year period.  Her former employer believes the thefts were closer to totaling $600,000.

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