BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — A former employee of the West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office was sentenced to 10 months in federal prison after stealing cash and hiding the thefts by recording fraudulent journal entries in the sheriff’s office accounting system.

U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Gathe Jr. said Mandy Nicole Miller, 44, of Baton Rouge pled guilty of federal program theft. According to a Department of Justice release, she admitted to stealing cash paid for traffic tickets and fraudulently recorded them from about July 1, 2018, through September 2022. Gathe said Miller stole more than $150,000 in official funds.

Miller was also sentenced to serve two years of supervised release after serving jail time and was ordered to pay $158,852 in restitution and a $7,500 fine, Gathe said.

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