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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, July 27, 2018

Lake Charles woman sentenced to 22 months in prison for stealing more than $332,000 from law firm

LAKE CHARLES, La. United States Attorney David C. Joseph announced that a Lake Charles law firm employee was sentenced Thursday to one year and 10 months in prison for stealing more than $332,000 from the firm.

Pamela Ann Fayko, 54, of Lake Charles, 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 and was ordered to pay $332,110 restitution.  According to the February 9, 2018 guilty plea, Fayko worked for a Lake Charles law firm as a bookkeeper and office manager from 2008 to 2016.  As part of her job duties, she paid all the bills with a checkbook and had access to the company credit card.  From 2011 to 2016, Fayko wrote fraudulent checks and made fraudulent purchases with the credit card, which cost the firm $332,110.30.

The U.S. Secret Service conducted the investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney John Luke Walker prosecuted the case.

Topic(s): 
Financial Fraud
Updated July 27, 2018