PONCHATOULA WOMAN PLEADS GUILTY TO MAKING, UTTERING,
AND POSSESSING FORGED CHECKS
CYNTHIA H. ROGERS, age 54, a resident of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, pled guilty in federal court today before U. S. District Judge Kurt D. Engelhardt, to making, uttering, and possessing forged checks, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten.
According to court documents, ROGERS was employed at Home Finders International, Inc., as an accounting clerk. From on or about December 14, 2010, and continuing to on or about April 12, 2011, ROGERS made, uttered and possessed approximately twenty-one forged checks belonging to Home Finders International, Inc. ROGERS used the stolen funds to help purchase a boat and to pay off her vehicles.
ROGERS faces a maximum term of imprisonment of ten (10) years, a fine of $250,000.00 and three (3) years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment. Sentencing is set for May 16, 2012.
The case was investigated by the United States Secret Service- New Orleans Field Division and the New Orleans Police Department and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Loan “Mimi” Nguyen.
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