Dallas Based Financial Manager Pleads Guilty to Embezzling

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – U.S. Lawyer Duane A. Evans announced that KATIE LAROCHE, age 54, a resident of Dallas, Texas, pleaded responsible as charged on July 27, 2022 to a just one-depend bill of facts charging her with wire fraud, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Segment 1343.

In accordance to court paperwork, LAROCHE developed, owned, and operated a small business, Capital Town Consulting Agency, that purported to offer monetary management providers.  Victim 1 was a shopper of LAROCHE’s, and LAROCHE was dependable for performing bookkeeping, accounting, and other financial companies for Sufferer 1 and Target 1’s corporations.  LAROCHE experienced signatory authority and entry to Victim 1’s financial institution accounts. 

From about February 2015 by way of March 2021, LAROCHE engaged in a plan to defraud Victim 1 and Target 1’s businesses by withdrawing cash from Sufferer 1’s accounts below phony pretenses and using the resources for her own profit.  Precisely, LAROCHE falsely represented that the cash were staying applied to fork out federal money taxes.  When Target 1 asked LAROCHE about the status of Sufferer 1’s tax obligations, LAROCHE lied to Sufferer 1 as a usually means of hiding her plan.  LAROCHE also arranged for month-to-month payments to pay for an car insurance coverage plan benefitting anyone other than Sufferer 1 to be automatically withdrawn from Sufferer 1’s account without the need of Victim 1’s understanding or consent.  In overall, LAROCHE embezzled $233,363.53 from Target 1. 

LAROCHE faces up to twenty many years in jail, a fantastic of up to $250,000, up to three decades of supervised launch subsequent any phrase of imprisonment and a required $100 distinctive assessment cost. Choose Sarah S. Vance scheduled the sentencing listening to for Oct 19, 2022.

U.S. Lawyer Evans praised the work of the United States Mystery Service. Assistant United States Attorneys Nicholas D. Moses and Jordan Ginsberg are in charge of the prosecution.