DENHAM SPRINGS, LA (WVUE) - The U.S. attorney announced the sentence for 41-year-old Kristin Koenig, of Denham Springs on June 15. Koenig was sentenced to 30 months in prison for embezzlement of over $600,000. She pleaded guilty to a one count bill of information for bank fraud.
U.S. District Judge Jay C. Zainey sentenced Koenig. In addition to jail time, Koenig was sentenced to five years of supervised release and will have to pay more than $600,000 in restitution.
Court documents say Koenig was hired to do accounting work for a Jefferson Parish business from September of 2011 through July of 2014. Investigators say during that time she embezzled money from her client by forging her name on company checks and manipulating internal computer and accounting records. Koenig was also accused of embezzling $21,925.53 from another client and placing the money into her own account.
U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the FBI, along with assistance from the IRS and the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office in investigating the matter.