West Monroe Man Sentenced To 18 Months In Prison For Bank Fraud
MONROE, La. –United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced today that Glen A. “Andy” Miller, 48, of West Monroe, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Robert G. James, to 18 months in prison and five years of supervised release for bank fraud. The defendant was also ordered to pay $97,413 in restitution.
Miller was found guilty August 14, 2013, after a three-day jury trial. Witness testimony and documents admitted at trial revealed that from September 24, 2010, until January 25, 2011, Miller, an independent IT contractor, stole $97,413 from Will Transport, a Monroe company, where he was working at the time. Miller stole blank Will Transport company checks, made them payable to himself, and then used the company’s stamp to put signatures on the checks. Miller deposited these checks into his account at Capital One Bank and withdrew the funds shortly thereafter. The trial evidence also revealed that Miller was previously terminated from the city of West Monroe for the fraudulent use of a city issued credit card.
“This defendant used his position to steal money from his employer,” Finley stated. “They trusted him to conduct his work honestly, but instead betrayed them and broke the law. Theft from employers and bank fraud are serious crimes and disruptive to members of the business community. We are committed to aggressively prosecuting this type of financial crime.”
The U.S. Secret Service conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandon B. Brown prosecuted the case.