A former office manager at a Baton Rouge electrical engineering firm stands accused of embezzling $465,000 from the company, U.S. Attorney Walt Green said Wednesday.
Lori S. Fry, 46, was indicted by a federal grand jury on nine counts of wire fraud, accusing the former manager and bookkeeper of diverting more than 100 separate payments from the firm’s account for her own personal use through her personal bank account and otherwise, Green said.
“Fraud threats loom virtually everywhere, but it is often the insider who poses the biggest danger in terms of both amount and duration,” he said in a prepared statement.
Green stressed the importance of remaining vigilant against corporate fraud.
“My office will continue to do its part in combating such criminality,” he added.