Today (Tuesday) 52 year old Lisa H. Ernst of Deridder entered a conditional guilty plea for one count of wire fraud. According to evidence presented Ernst stole over $1.3 million dollar from her employer, Amerisafe in DeRidder where she worked for eleven years. Ernst made 142 direct interbank transfers from Amerisafe's bank account to her own. Ernst faces up to 20 years in prison plus three years probation and a $250,000 fine and restitution. Sentencing has been set for July 16.

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