St. Landry Woman Pleads Guilty To $116,000 Theft
A St. Landry woman has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $116,000 from an Opelousas medical company.
U.S. Attorney Stephanie Finley reported MistyJohnson pleaded guilty to one charge each of wire fraud, aggravated identity theft and theft of mail.
According to the plea, Johnson worked as the office manager for an Opelousas-based medical-imaging business from January 2009 through July 2014. Johnson would write checks to herself, issue herself additional paychecks and make unauthorized purchases on the company's credit card. She would then alter the company's account records to look as though she were properly paying the bills.
She also stole company mail, including past-due bills, and brought them home with her.
The total amount of money stolen reached $116, 106.50
Johnson faces up to 20 years in prison for wire fraud and five years for the theft of mail charge. She also faces a mandatory minimun two years in prison for the aggravated identity theft charge.
A sentencing date was not set.