SLIDELL WOMAN, NICOLE NICHOLAS, CHARGED WITH FORGERY
NICOLE NICHOLAS, age 39, a resident of Slidell, Louisiana, was charged in a bill of information today with forgery, announced U. S. Attorney Dana Boente. According to court documents, the defendant 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.
If convicted, 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.
U. S. Attorney Boente reiterated that the bill of information is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.
The case was investigated by the Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the prosecution is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney Jon Maestri.
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