Former Louisiana office manager pleads guilty to embezzlement

Courtesy: KNOE 8 News
Courtesy: KNOE 8 News(KNOE)
Published: Jun. 21, 2018 at 8:50 AM CDT
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(AP) - A former office manager of a Louisiana company has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $91,000 from her employer.

U.S. Attorney David C. Joseph's office, in a news release, says 47-year-old Belinda Miltenberger, of Cameron, entered the plea before U.S. Magistrate Judge Kathleen Kay to one count of wire fraud.

Miltenberger worked for a seafood processing and wholesale company in Cameron. From January 2016 to about February 2017, prosecutors say she stole cash from seafood sales. Instead of depositing the money into the company's bank account, she kept the money for personal use then falsified business records to cover the theft.

Miltenberger faces up to 20 years in prison, five years of supervised release and a $250,000 fine. Sentencing is set for Oct. 1.