LULING WOMAN SENTENCED TO OVER 3 YEARS IMPRISONMENT FOR BANK FRAUD
CHARLOTTE TROXLER, 46, of Luling, Louisiana, was sentenced in federal court yesterday by U. S. District Judge Martin L.C. Feldman to over three years (46 months) imprisonment for bank fraud, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten. In addition, the defendant was ordered to pay $1,066,038.45 in restitution and serve five (5) years supervised release during which time she will be under federal supervision and risks additional imprisonment should she violate any terms of the release.
According to court documents, from approximately 1985 through March, 2006, TROXLER was employed as a Financial Assistant by Tom Benson d/b/a Benson Properties, Benson Football LLC and Benson of Louisiana; from November, 2008 through July, 2009, she was employed as a Financial Controller by Ray Brandt Automobile Dealerships; and from August, 2009 through November, 2009, she was employed as a Financial Controller by Leson Chevrolet Company. TROXLER plead guilty on November 10, 2010, admitting she stole approximately $1.1 million by creating unauthorized payees on company checks and then depositing the stolen funds into accounts controlled by her. TROXLER misrepresented her authority when she deposited stolen checks into her personal First American Bank account thereby subjecting First American Bank to risk of civil liability and financial loss.
This case was investigated by members of the Jefferson Parish District Attorney’s Office, Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The prosecution is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney James R. Mann.
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