A 36-year-old Gonzales man convicted of using his employer’s computer system to write check to himself was sentenced to a year in federal prison and ordered to pay restitution of $208,307.
U.S. Attorney Walt Green said Travis Templet of Gonzales defrauded the company from Dec. 2011 to Oct. 2014 while he worked as the controller for Elder Outreach, a nonprofit health provider which manages nursing homes in Louisiana and Arkansas.
Green said Templet modified the coding on 67 fraudulently issued checks and wrote the checks to himself, then altered the company’s accounting records to hide his actions.
In addition to making restitution, Templet was ordered by U.S. District Judge John W. deGravelles to forfeit all property the came from the money he obtained in the scheme.
“My office will continue to make fraud and embezzlement prosecutions a high priority, as we work to hold corrupt insiders such as this defendant accountable,” Green said. “ The defendant’s actions in this case were particularly egregious in that he not only betrayed the trust placed in him by his employer, but also took advantage of a nonprofit health care organization, which managed elder care facilities.”