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LAFAYETTE PARISH, LA (KPLC) -
Charles woman pleaded guilty Monday to wire fraud in federal court, according
to a news release from U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley.
60-year-old Carol A. Thrasher entered her plea before U.S. District Judge
Richard T. Haik in Lafayette.
to evidence presented at the guilty plea, Thrasher admitted that from January
2007 to April 2012, while working as a manager for a Westlake company, she
said she had access to her company's Midsouth Bank account and used funds from
it to pay the balance of a personal Capital One credit card numerous times over
the five-year period.
credit card payments Thrasher made ranged from a few hundred dollars to more
than $8,000. She reportedly used the Capital One card to pay for the majority
of her living expenses, and she also stated that she spent the money on
gambling, shopping, dining and vacations," the release states.
said Thrasher faces up to 20 years in prison, three years of supervised
release, a $250,000 fine and restitution for the wire fraud count.
sentencing date was not set.
said the U.S. Secret Service conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S.
Attorney Myers P. Namie is prosecuting the case.