A former office manager at a Baton Rouge electrical engineering company was sentenced to 38 months in federal prison Wednesday after being convicted of embezzling more than $465,000 from the firm over a three-year period.
Chief U.S. District Judge Brian Jackson also ordered Lori S. Fry, 47, of Baton Rouge, to pay more than $465,000 in restitution to inoLECT, where she worked from 2006 until 2012.
Fry, who was convicted on nine counts of wire fraud, diverted more than 100 separate payments from the firm’s bank account from April 2009 through August 2012, either to her own personal bank accounts or to pay her credit cards, U.S. Attorney Walt Green said.
She created bogus entries in the company’s internal records to advance and conceal her scheme, Green said.
Fry had a prior embezzlement conviction, he noted.