LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A former bookkeeper at a Lafayette spa who embezzled more than $187,000 has been sentenced to 37 months in prison and ordered to repay the money.
The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/Xdp4Ug ) Angie C. Normand was accused of writing checks to herself for cash, secretly increasing her own salary and then doctoring the financial records to cover up the fraud while working as bookkeeper for Coccolare Spa from 2007 to 2011.
Spa owner Dr. Cynthia Glass told U.S. District Judge Elizabeth Foote before the sentencing that her business was heading toward financial ruin until a careful review of the books uncovered the embezzlement.
Normand's attorney, Michael Skinner, cited issues of alcohol abuse, codependency and depression.
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