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Friday, February 24, 2017

Breaux Bridge woman sentenced to 10 months for stealing more than $64,000 from a New Iberia company

LAFAYETTEUnited States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced that a Breaux Bridge woman was sentenced Thursday to 10 months in prison for stealing more than $64,000 from a New Iberia company.


Joan C. Edgar, 66, of Breaux Bridge, La., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Dee D. Drell on one count of wire fraud. She was also sentenced to three years of supervised release, $64,860 restitution and a $,5000 fine. According to the September 20, 2016 guilty plea, Edgar worked as an office manager for a New Iberia company. The company’s sole stockholder began negotiating with Edgar for her to buy the company in 2011, and while still working for the company, she stole $64,860. She concealed her actions by altering company records.


The FBI conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kelly P. Uebinger prosecuted the case.

Financial Fraud
Updated February 24, 2017