West Monroe Man Sentenced To 18 Months In Prison For Bank Fraud
Miller was found guilty August 14, 2013 after a three-day jury trial. Witness testimony and documents admitted at trial revealed that from September 24, 2010 until January 25, 2011 Miller, an independent IT contractor, stole $97,413 from Will Transport, a Monroe company, where he was working at the time. Miller stole blank Will Transport company checks, made them payable to himself and then used the company’s stamp to put signatures on the checks. Miller deposited these checks into his account at Capital One Bank and withdrew the funds shortly thereafter. The trial evidence also revealed that Miller was previously terminated from the city of West Monroe for the fraudulent use of a city issued credit card.
“This defendant used his position to steal money from his employer,” Finley stated. “They trusted him to conduct his work honestly, but instead betrayed them and broke the law. Theft from employers and bank fraud are serious crimes and disruptive to members of the business community. We are committed to aggressively prosecuting this type of financial crime.”
The U.S. Secret Service conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandon B. Brown prosecuted the case.