Saturday, January 10, 2015

Louisiana Woman Pleads Guilty To Conspiracy To Commit Bank Fraud

From the US Attorney's Office in Louisiana on 1/7/2015:

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that CYNTHIA HEFLER, age 67, of Westwego, Louisiana, pled guilty in federal court today to conspiracy to commit bank fraud.

According to court documents, HEFLER, worked as the office manager for A & H Armature Works, Inc.  In her capacity as office manager, HEFLER handled the company’s accounts receivable and embezzled from the company business bank accounts at First American Bank.  HEFLER conspired with another to steal A & H Armature Works, Inc. funds in order to help pay off her credit card debt accrued through gambling.

HEFLER faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 5 years, a fine of $250,000 and 3 years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment for each count. U.S. District Judge Kurt K. Engelhardt set sentencing for April 1, 2015.

Note: the fact that the US Attorney's office was involved here suggests that the amount stolen was more than $100,000. 

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