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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Louisiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Alexandria woman pleads guilty to illegally using clinic credit cards to steal $119,000

ALEXANDRIA, La. – United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced that an Alexandria woman pleaded guilty Monday to using an Alexandria clinic’s credit cards to make unauthorized purchases of $119,000.

Alaina Stansell, 35, of Alexandria, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Dee D. Drell to one count of wire fraud. According to the guilty plea, Stansell worked in a urology clinic in Alexandria where she had access to the office’s credit cards. She used the credit cards from December 1, 2013 to March 30, 2015 to make unauthorized purchases and expenditures totaling approximately $119,000.

Stansell faces up to 30 years in prison, five years of supervised release, restitution and a $250,000 fine. A sentencing date of February 3, 2017 was set.

The U.S. Secret Service conducted the investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Earl M. Campbell is prosecuting the case.

Topic(s): 
Financial Fraud
Updated November 9, 2016