CYNTHIA H. ROGERS SENTENCED FOR MAKING, UTTERING, AND POSSESSING FORGED CHECKS
CYNTHIA H. ROGERS, age 54, a resident of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, was sentenced today by U. S. District Judge Kurt D. Engelhardt, to over four years (54 months) for making, uttering, and possessing forged checks of an organization, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten. In addition to the term of imprisonment, Judge Engelhardt imposed three (3) years of supervisory release following the term of imprisonment, during which time the defendant will be under federal supervision and risks an additional term of imprisonment should he violate any terms of his supervised release.
According to court documents, ROGERS was employed as an accounting clerk at a French Quarter realty business. 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 the French Quarter realty business. ROGERS used some of the stolen funds to help purchase a boat and to pay off her vehicles.
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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