Criminal Justice

Admin Charged in Law Firm Embezzlement

A longtime administrator has been charged with allegedly embezzling more than $200,000 from a New Orleans law firm through a fraudulent bank deposit scheme.

Lisa Mayerhafer, 41, who had worked for a decade at Gertler, Gertler, Vincent and Plotkin, is charged with bank fraud in a federal criminal case, reports WDSU, a local television station, on its Web site.

She allegedly siphoned firm operating account money by underreporting the amount deposited and writing checks to herself with forged signatures for the difference. If convicted in the claimed scheme, which involves more than 150 checks, she faces up to 30 years in prison and a $1 million fine.

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