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Former Office Manager Of Louisville, Kentucky, Company Sentenced To 18 Months For Embezzling $800,000

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Kentucky

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The former officer manager of a Louisville, Kentucky, company was sentenced yesterday in United States District Court, by District Judge Greg N. Stivers, to 18 months in prison, without the opportunity of parole, for embezzling $800,000 announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

Paige L. Talley, 55, of Louisville, pleaded guilty to a single charge of wire fraud on November 24, 2015. Talley admitted to submitting fraudulent travel reimbursement requests and payroll “miscellaneous adjustments” while employed as human resources and office manager at Luvata Electrofin, Inc. (LEI).

Testimony during sentencing supported statements made by Talley that she suffered from being a battered wife of an alcoholic and from a gambling addiction.

According to the plea agreement, between January 2009 and March 2014, Talley submitted fraudulent reimbursement requests for bogus travel expenses to LEI, resulting in excessive reimbursements.

Further between March 2013 and March 2014, Tally entered and submitted fraudulent “miscellaneous adjustments” to LEI payroll checks resulting in payroll overpayments.

Talley paid $20,000 in restitution today during sentencing and was ordered by Judge Stivers to pay the full restitution order of $800,000.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David Weiser and was investigated by the United States Secret Service and the Louisville Metro Police Department.

Updated March 8, 2016

Financial Fraud