A woman from Breaux Bridge has admitted guilt in the theft of more than $64,000 from the New Iberia company that employed her, according U.S. Attorney Stephanie Finley's office.

Joan C. Edgar, 66, pleaded guilty this week in U.S. District Court in Lafayette to one count of wire fraud, which carries a maximum prison sentence of 20 years, Finley's office said in a news release.

Edgar worked as an office manager for the company, which was not named in the news release, and in 2011 started negotiating with the owner to purchase the business.

While working for the company, Edgar "stole $64,860" and concealed the theft by altering the books, , Finley's office said.

Edgar faces a maximum 20 years in prison, three years supervised release and a fine of $250,000. No sentencing date was set.

The FBI investigated the case that is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Kelly P. Uebinger.

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