Mississippi woman who stole $657K gets six-year sentence

Published 9:45 pm Friday, December 10, 2021

A Mississippi woman has drawn a six-year prison sentence after pleading guilty in an embezzlement case involving two employers in Louisiana, federal prosecutors said Friday.

U.S. Attorney Duane Evans’ news release says 39-year-old Christy Bartholomew of Hattiesburg embezzled about $357,000 while working as a financial controller for a business in Slidell from 2016 to 2019. She later stole another $300,000 while working as an office manager for a Kenner company from November 2019 to February of 2020.

Bartholomew was sentenced earlier in the week. She had pleaded guilty to two counts of wire fraud.

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Prosecutors said the thefts involved several schemes, including unauthorized use of a company credit card.

Bartholomew is to begin serving her sentence in February. She also is required to make full restitution to the victims.