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Former West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Employee Sentenced to 10 Months in Federal Prison for Theft of Over $150,000 in Official Funds

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

         BATON ROUGE, LA – United States Attorney Ronald C. Gathe, Jr. announced that U.S. Chief Judge Shelly D. Dick sentenced Mandy Nicole Miller, age 44, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to 10 months in federal prison following her conviction for federal program theft.  The Court further sentenced Miller to serve 2 years of supervised release following her term of imprisonment and ordered her to pay $ 158,852.00 in restitution and a $7500.00 fine.

         According to admissions made as part of her guilty plea, while employed at the West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office, Miller stole cash paid for traffic tickets and hid the thefts by recording fraudulent journal entries in the Sheriff’s Office accounting system.  Miller’s scheme began on or about July 1, 2018, and continued through in or about September 2022.  In deciding the sentence, Chief Judge Dick commented on the fact the Miller’s scheme was executed over two years and involved a sophisticated means.

         This matter was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Louisiana Legislative Auditor, Investigative Audit Services, with assistance from the West Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office, and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Lyman E. Thornton III.

Updated November 17, 2023

Public Corruption