LaPlace bookkeeper charged with stealing close to $1M

Published 7:59 pm Wednesday, May 17, 2017

NEW ORLEANS – Angie Cambre, 43, of LaPlace, was charged today (May 17) in a one-count Bill of Information with wire fraud, accused of stealing close to $1 million, acting U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced.

According to the Bill of Information, Cambre was hired in August 2011 to be the accountant and bookkeeper for a New Orleans commercial printing company that specializes in printing materials, such as flyers and manuals, geared toward the automotive industry.

Between November 2011 and June 2016, Cambre embezzled approximately $940,336.24 from the company, authorities said, in a series of approximately 3,300 individual transactions, without the company’s knowledge or authorization. Cambre did so by causing payments to be sent from one of the company’s bank accounts to accounts under her control and to repay debts due and owing related to her personal use.

If convicted, Cambre faces 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

A release from Evans said the Bill of Information is a charge and the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

Evans praised the work of the United States Secret Service in investigating the matter. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jordan Ginsberg is in charge of the prosecution.