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Nearly 2 years in prison for bookkeeper in theft case

July 28, 2018

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — A woman who pleaded guilty earlier this year to stealing money from the Louisiana law firm she once worked for has been sentenced to a year and 10 months in prison.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Lake Charles said in a Friday news release that 54-year-old Pamela Ann Fayko was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Dee Drell.

Prosecutors said Fayko was a bookkeeper and office manager for a Lake Charles law firm from 2008 until 2016. She had access to the company credit card and checkbook. In February, she pleaded guilty to using both in the theft of more than $332,000.

In addition to 22 months in prison, Fayko faces three years of supervised release and will have to make restitution.

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