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Mandeville Bookkeeper Charged with Access Device Fraud

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that on November 2, 2023  DEBORAH C. KLOOR, age 59, of Mandeville, was indicted for access device fraud in relation to her embezzlement from a Folsom-based company, where she worked as a bookkeeper.  KLOOR is also alleged to have stolen funds from the business’s owner, for whom KLOOR worked  as a personal assistant.

According to the indictment, KLOOR is alleged to have used the company’s credit cards as well as the owner’s bank and Amazon accounts without authorization, for her own personal benefit. The indictment alleges that, from approximately January 2015 through December 2019, KLOOR misappropriated $446,324.04 from the company and from the owner without their knowledge or permission.

If convicted, KLOOR could receive up to ten years in prison, up to a $250,000.00 fine or the greater of twice the gross gain or twice the gross loss, and up to three years of supervised release after imprisonment.  She would also pay a $100 mandatory special assessment fee.

U.S. Attorney Evans reiterated that an indictment is merely an accusation and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, New Orleans Field Office, in investigating this matter.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Matthew R. Payne, Senior Litigation Counsel, is in charge of the prosecution.


Shane M. Jones

Public Information Officer

United States Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana

United States Department of Justice

Updated November 3, 2023

Financial Fraud