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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Louisiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Slidell Woman, Nicole Nicholas, Guilty Of Forgery

NICOLE NICHOLAS, age 39, a resident of Slidell, Louisiana, pled guilty today in federal court before U.S. District Court Judge Jay C. Zainey to forgery, announced U. S. Attorney Dana Boente.

According to court documents, NICHOLAS was employed by Company "A" from 1999 until June 22, 2010.  NICHOLAS was in charge of the accounting, banking and finances, including the accounts payable, of the business conducted by Company "A." On May 22, 2009, the defendant intentionally possessed a $3,398.09 counterfeit check of Company “A” and used it to pay for private school tuition.

NICHOLAS faces a maximum term of imprisonment of ten years, as well as a fine of $250,000 and three years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment.   

The case was investigated by the Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the prosecution is being handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jon Maestri.

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