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May 23, 2013 8:52 AM by AP/CS

Ex-bookkeeper admits theft, sentenced to 30 months

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A former bookkeeper for a Baton Rouge firm has been sentenced to 30 months in federal prison after admitting she stole over $217,000 from her employer and an insurance company.

The Advocate reports 49-year-old Cynthia D. Windham pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of bank fraud after telling Chief U.S. District Judge Brian A. Jackson she altered 190 checks that belonged to Strategic Case Management LLC, her employer. She then deposited those checks into her personal account.

Jackson ordered Windham to report to federal prison on June 24. The judge also ordered Windham to pay restitution of $192,000 to Strategic Case Management and $25,000 to another firm, America First Insurance Co.

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