Lake Charles woman sentenced in wire fraud case - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Lake Charles woman sentenced in wire fraud case

(Source: MGN Online) (Source: MGN Online)

A Lake Charles woman has been sentenced by U.S. District Judge Richard Haik to three years in prison and three years supervised release in a wire fraud case. The woman has also been ordered to pay $551,357 in restitution.

Carol Thrasher, 61, of Lake Charles, pleaded guilty on September 30, 2013. She admitted to stealing $551,357 from her employer while working as a manager for a Westlake company from January 2007 to April 2012.

"Thrasher was entrusted with her company's Midsouth Bank account and used funds from it to pay the balance of a personal Capitol One credit card multiple times over the five-year period," said U.S. Attorney Stephanie Finley in a news release.

Finley said that the credit card payments made by Thrasher included living expenses, gambling, shopping, dining and vacations. Card payments ranged from a few hundred dollars to over $8,000.

The U.S. Secret Service conducted this investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Myers Namie prosecuted this case.

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