Woman found guilty of stealing almost $80,000 from employer

Woman found guilty of stealing almost $80,000 from employer
McCoy faces a sentence of up to 20 years at hard labor and/or a fine of up to $50,000 when she faces District Judge Charles Tutt on Dec. 17. (Source: KAUZ)

SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) — A Caddo Parish jury has convicted a Shreveport woman who was accused of stealing almost $80,000 from her employer in 2018.

Laquanisha Leroycia McCoy, 24, was found guilty of felony theft of more than $25,000 Wednesday, Dec. 2, after the jury deliberated for 80 minutes.

McCoy began employment at a local family-owned small business in March 2017 and worked there through June 2018. In June 2018, the business received a call from its credit card processing company saying that eight fraudulent refunds totaling $78,933.03 were drawn on the business’s account .

Further investigation showed that all eight transactions went into McCoy’s bank account.

McCoy faces a sentence of up to 20 years at hard labor and/or a fine of up to $50,000 when she returns to face District Judge Charles Tutt on Dec. 17.

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